Here’s the post I wanted to share yesterday related to writers and depression:
BookLife: Past Endurance by LCM
A good quote from the post:
“Sometimes success, even the start of it, crushes writers. I’ve lost friends to that moment, when their resources surpassed their ability to hold on.I nearly lost myself to that.”
As I’ve discussed before on this blog (here, here, and here), if you’re a writer and you feel depression, you are not alone. And the writing life can exacerbate the symptoms of depression because it requires you to lock yourself away for long stretches of time.
For some, it’s just a matter of making sure that you maintain social connections, that you exercise, that you get outside of the quiet little space where you write. For others it may require therapy or drugs.
Whatever it takes, don’t be ashamed to seek the help you need. And don’t wait until you’re falling off the edge. If you kinda sorta know you could use help now, find it now.
To me, it’s not weak to seek help. It takes a certain strength to admit that you can’t do it all alone.