a blog about depression, anxiety, and writing
Over the summer, I started to write and draw on notecards as a way to sort of express my feelings and get the thoughts trapped in my head out. I just needed a new way to cope with all the things going on in my life and with all of the overly intense emotions shattering me. I thought I'd share some of the notecards I made. I'm not the best drawer, but as I was making them I realized it didn't really matter so much how good they were, but that they were accurate representations of the feelings I was bottling up inside.
My first notecard says: "My Depression Is..."
I'll post more notecards that show me trying to understand what my depression is. But, what would you say your depression, or any mental illness, is for you?
I realized that it may not be just one thing and it may change overtime, but it helped me to try to understand what it was for me at that particular moment.
I am a poet. A writer. A student. A fighter. A survivor. I use writing as a means to understand my world, my experiences, my struggles. I use writing to cope, to escape, to help myself and others, and to relive.