My Other ‘Cycle’

 

Like fashion and clockwork, my depression comes full circle every few months. Less frequent but infinitely more troublesome than my period; the timing’s always terrible, it seems interminable and the lows are always just as low. It’s a relentless bitch.

Three-hundred-million people, globally, deal with depression in one way or another. Chances are, some of you reading this are on your own journey. After the several well-publicised suicides over the past month I thought I’d list what does – and absolutely does NOT – help me when I’m on a ‘low buzz’. Because if it helps me, maybe it’ll help you too!

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Suicide: a Media Reaction

Last week we lost two very high profile individuals, to suicide*. Both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain had fans and admirers all over the globe give public, beautiful, honest reactions to the news. Much of the main-stream media was, as it often is in cases of suicide, a bloody nightmare. But we can demand better – we’re their dream, active online consumers!

(*please leave the term ‘commit suicide’ behind you – it’s not illegal, they’re not criminals. Just stoppit!)

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