I have often written about depression in my blog “Comments from the Couch.” It is my familiar experience like a noisy and nosey relative, and it is also the recurring onslaught of many of my client friends and some of my students and fellow pastors at Carey and beyond.
In my practice I hand out questionnaires, teaching outlines and recommend Cognitive Behavioural Therapy books. I listen as deeply as I can as well.
But sometimes I discover something that just says it all while making everything else redundant and does so without all the clever and self-important diagnostics that psychologists seem to need. I loved this and I hope you do too. Congratulations to Allie Brosh for making it through and leading others in her wake.
And for the sensitive among us, there are some words in this blog that express the feelings of depression in volatile ways exactly like it is in depression.