On Depression

Hello, friends.

I wanted to share the writings of Natalie Breuer with you. I have just now connected with this young writer’s written works and I will leave the powerful dynamics of her subject matter for you discover as I have.

I am struck by Natalie’s courage and selfless sharing of the great challenges of depression. She has much to offer to those who, similarly afflicted and challenged daily with one and the same, and I urge you to absorb Natalie’s self-examination and what is revealed on her site.

By sharing those things which we are individually challenged with we can and do help others who may not be willing or ready to share here in their own way.

Read Natalie Breuer…and share her in kind.

Natalie Breuer

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I’ve been trying to write something like this for a couple of years, but it has been difficult for me to find the right words. I am not sure if I have, even now, but I think it is important that I try.

When I was diagnosed with depression, it was late summer in California, and I was wearing an itchy skirt, sweating slightly in an air-conditioned doctor’s office. The psychiatrist asked me a bunch of questions, wrote a couple things down, and then called in a prescription to the pharmacy. “You’re depressed,” she told me. And despite everything, despite expecting to hear her say it and knowing that it was the truth, it still confused me to hear it out loud. “I’m what,” I said.

For weeks after, I could not shake the sense of alienation or the feeling that something was terribly wrong with me. When I was…

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