have written and talked about my depression quite openly before, but I think that the time had come for me to elaborate on a very important tool I am using to deal with my dark phases.
As much as I learned to like the winter I still have these phases; mostly around the darkest time of the year, and I know I am not the only one. January is a hard month to manage and this year it hit me really strongly.
I experienced things I had not experienced for a while: a fast-growing lack of motivation, crying attacks, and just an all-pervading feeling of being really lost and dangerously pessimistic.
This is not easy to write, and it is very scary.