Wednesday, August 16, 2006

TO WRITE: How does your depression look?
In Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (an outstanding book!), author William Styron describes his depression in many ways. He calls it "a storm of murk," "the abyss," "the ogre," and like "being imprisoned in a fiercely overheated room."

Play with this...
What does your depression "look" like to you? What does it "feel" like? And then, how do you see or feel improvement in your health? Write continuously for 10 minutes and see what comes up for you. Sometimes naming and putting a face on these things can help people feel that they are not their depression, but instead a person who has depression. An important distinction!

1 comment:

Potatohead2 said...

This is awesome!