Depressed earthlings- a call for submissions

“I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.”
― John Keats

 

Coming soon: depressedearthlings.com

 

Hello dear earthlings,

 

First, I will give you a gist of this post: I am working on a new website dedicated to depression and anxiety. I am aiming to go live in the next couple of weeks. The website will have a blog section. And I want your stories to inhabit it.

2018 has been a haphazard one for me. For the first time in my life, everything was seemingly in decent order. I finished grad school, landed my first ‘adult’ job, moved in with my boyfriend, and adopted a kitten.

 

You know where this is going right? The inevitable ‘but’ is: I couldn’t stop being sad.

 

I didn’t understand why I was uncontrollably crying at on the bus, at work, about every little thing…

 

I didn’t understand why I was so drained…

 

I didn’t understand why I had an anxiety attack…

 

I didn’t understand why I began having suicidal thoughts again…

 

Until, with the help of professionals, I had to begrudgingly admit that I have depression. Been depressed for the past 18 years. Who knew! Not me!

 

I wallowed in self-pity for a while, then arrived at a comfortable state of utter nihilism, then reached out for help with no immediate success (the healthcare system sucks!), then had a life-crisis-level question chewing my mind: what am supposed to do in life? 

 

I have concluded a long time ago that I want to help other earthlings. So, in failing to find accessible help for myself, I decided to create a place in the virtual world for us depressed folks. To come together, hold each others’ hands, and thrive.

 

I want to share stories of us, of you. Be it prose, poem, picture, video, happy ending, sad ending, no ending…I’d be grateful to share them on my corner of the internet.

 

If you decide to share, please feel free to fill the form below or email me at earthlybrain[at]gmail.com

 

17 Responses

  1. This sounds to me like a terrific idea. I cried reading your post as 2018 was the year that I finally began to get better. To get to the root cause of my destructive behaviour and finally confront/face it. In doing so I have been much happier although I realize that my depression and anxiety are not gone I continue to take my meds and keep myself on an even keel. Good luck 🙂

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