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Recurrent Major Depression: I Don’t Always Want to Die

Recurrent Major Depression: I Don’t Always Want to Die

Living with major depressive disorder can be very challenging even when it's not at its most severe stages, it's important for others to understand why.

One of the most horrific aspects of major depressive disorder (MDD) is the severe stages of it, when the pain is most unbearable and so intense that a person feels like it would be better if life were over. It is truly one of the most terrifying of experiences to live in that space between fighting to live and fighting to die. But there are also challenging times living with major depressive disorder that are not quite so dramatic, yet still difficult and require an extra sort of energy to manage.

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Never Going Back: Memories of A Suicide Attempt

Never Going Back: Memories of A Suicide Attempt

It’s a bit daunting to say the word “never”, especially when we are referring to depression. Depression has an element of surprise and the benefit of disguise in it’s arsenal, but there is a part of me that believes I never have to go back, that I never will experience the darkest depths of depression ever again.

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