Just when I was about to give up on Happy, along comes a radical new treatment for depression
I COULD BE A POSTER BOY for the term Treatment Resistant Depression.
When I was 21, and first saw a psychotherapist, I had the rather sweet and naïve belief that I would get ‘better’ soon.
And by ‘better’, I guess I meant happier – with myself, with my relationships, with my past, present and future.
Now I’m 55, I’m content with many aspects of life – I married a woman with a heart of gold, and have got just a bit wiser over the years – but I haven’t left my depression behind.
Just the other week, I was trying to get to grips with feeling down again, and decided to do some journaling.
I found myself drawing a bubble with the words ‘Hate Myself’ in the middle of the page, and 11 – eleven! – arrows radiating around it, detailing exactly what I disliked about me.
So, no, I wouldn’t say I was as happy as I’d hoped to be at 21.Continue reading “Make Room for the ‘shrooms!”