littledepressionproblem

slitheringink:

I get asks occasionally related to the Depression Guide I wrote to help you guys write more realistic characters, and I wanted to say from personal experience that this Buzzfeed article really resonates. I normally disagree with points on their lists, but for this one, everything is completely correct to the point where I wonder if there’s a mini reporter in my head relaying that information to their writers. It’s actually kind of creepy.

Anyway, helping you guys makes me happy, so hopefully this is helpful.

-Morgan

Recovery

After so many years of trying on and off to stop hurting myself an failing, I’ve finally realized that I never really truly wanted to get better. See, if I did I would have understood that hurting myself wasn’t the problem, what I needed was a new outlook, I needed to work on the root of it all. Last night I told my boyfriend that I wanted to get better, not that I wanted to stop cutting which he has heard many times before, but that I really wanted to get better, wanted to be truly happy again. Something I had never said, even to my self. And he cried, he said he had been waiting so long to hear that, all he’s ever wanted was to see me happy. I had never realized how much my own life affected those around me, I’ve been so selfish. And I’m so glad I have decided to start this change in my life, a change towards a better life.