Helium balloons floating away

“Daniel, why are you so far from the community now?” asked a friend some months ago. “You want to be given the option to accept or decline the invitation? If you keep declining, sooner or later, people will stop inviting you,” said another friend a few days ago. The funny thing about depression is thatContinue reading “Helium balloons floating away”

The worst part about having mental illness

I watched the movie Joker this week and there was this one line that struck me: “The worst part about having mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t.” This is so true. I was expressing a problem I had which I could see is a direct consequence of withdrawal dueContinue reading “The worst part about having mental illness”

Learned helplessness

I’m reading a book called “The Choice: Embrace the Possible” by Edith Eva Eger, a concentration camp survivor. In the book, she writes about learned helplessness: In the 1960s, Martin Seligman, a psychologist, conducted a series of experiments on dogs. It would be deemed cruelty to animals today, but these laws weren’t around then.  HeContinue reading “Learned helplessness”