With the winter months rolling in, a new kind of mental health condition arises. One that can leave many feeling low with energy and spirits for months to come.
When we discuss mental illness, we normally discuss a person whose life is almost completely debilitated due to their condition. In the case of a high-functioning person (or high-functioning mental illness), this isn’t necessarily the case. People who struggle with high-functioning depression are able to get around day-to-day life activities. However, within themselves, they are
Though some people suffer from major depression (or major depressive disorder) year-round, others experience episodes of the mental illness . These are periods of two weeks or more where symptoms of depression are relentless. So much so, it can negatively affect important aspects of your life, including school and work. Furthermore, though these symptoms eventually leave,
There was this one time when I was a child. My family and I had taken a vacation to San Diego. I was boogie boarding when suddenly, on the beach’s distant shore, I saw my father and mother screaming my way. A moment of fear struck me simply because I trusted their distress. I turned