On Depression

Hey, guess what!? I have depression. Also, obsessive compulsive disorder.

Part of being mindful is taking care of yourself not just physically, but mentally as well. And for me, part of my mental health includes dealing with my depression and an anxiety disorder.

The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality. And it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.
— Andrew Solomon

I dislike the stigma that comes with talking about mental health so I plan to delve deeper in to my depression and OCD in future blog posts. However, I want to keep this initial post short.

I came across this amazing TED Talk on depression, and I figured I’d share. It sums up the condition beautifully.

Of course, if you are feeling depressed I recommend you seek help whether that be through therapy or medication. Take care of yourself. Mental health is so important, please don't let it fall by the wayside.

- G R A C E