Days of Anxiety – 2

George Eliot wrote these lines in Middlemarch about 135 years ago: If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. In the midst of severe anxiety or panic I have heard something like that roar and found there […] Read the rest»

Top Ten!

I’m excited and honored that Psych Central has selected Storied Mind as one of the top ten depression blogs for 2008. What makes this a special honor is that Psych Central, as it says on its welcome page, “is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health network created and run by mental health professionals to provide reliable, trusted information and self-help support communities, for over 16 years.” It’s wonderful […] Read the rest»

A Clear Voice Amid Depression

Some Rights Reserved by Stygiangloom at Flickr. Thinking about recovery from depression often makes me dizzy. I’m trying to follow at once all the brief streaks of light from this roman candle mind. Each one’s gone before I can see where it’s headed, and I wind up chasing nothing. I have even asked myself, why get well? There is so much talk of journeys or paths or steps leading from […] Read the rest»

A Me to Hold Onto

Reading Catatonic Kid’s post, full of poetry as all of hers are, about how she experiences the disparate parts of her mind, I started thinking once more about what it is that holds me together when so much within seems to be breaking apart. I work every day to keep myself in a mindset of recovery. Change, as Revellian often says, comes from the inner strength of the individual, not […] Read the rest»

And Like Goliath Will Be Conquered…?

Some Rights Reserved by nyki_m at Flickr As I’ve noted before, Real Depressed Men Don’t Cry – well, hardly ever. I’ve had Bob Dylan on my mind lately, he’s about the last person you’d think would trigger those droplet-things that have a wet way of blurring your vision. Have you seen I’m Not There – the completely original film about dimensions of Dylan’s life captured by six different actors? The […] Read the rest»