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My Last ‘Coping with Depression’ Blog Post. Thank You.

My Last ‘Coping with Depression’ Blog Post. Thank You.

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I started writing the Coping with Depression blog for HealthyPlace.com. I’ve written over fifty blogs and recorded a dozen videos for the HealthyPlace YouTube channel. It’s been a journey, and I thank you for riding along with me, but it’s time to say so long.

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About Liana Scott, Author of the ‘Coping with Depression’ Blog

About Liana Scott, Author of the ‘Coping with Depression’ Blog

Depression Won’t Define Me

Back some thirty-five years ago when I was a child, the word depression wasn’t readily used as a diagnosis, rather, it was used to describe a point-in-time state of being. “I’m depressed because I have no friends.” While this use of the word is obviously still valid, depression, in all its varied forms, has come to mean so much more. Back in those days, we’d call it a bout-of-the-blues or feeling down-and-out to which our mothers would emphatically state, “snap out of it… stop feeling sorry for yourself!” My Mom didn’t realize (though, who could blame her) that this prolonged, repetitive, inescapable, inexplicable “mood” that plagued me was actually an illness.

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