Another really great resource link from Tiny Buddha, this one has been in my bookmarks folder since it was originally posted.
It was one of the first things I read that referred to the idea that “depression lies to you”, a concept I have since dealt with on personal and professional levels more times than I can count. And the author approaches the idea with a gentleness and compassion that comes only from experience, and speaks to the tiny light in all of us that never goes out even on the darkest, can’t-get-out-of-bed days.
One of the few non-psychotherapeutic authors I know who has dealt with depression as clearly is comic artist Allie Brosh, author of the weblog “Hyperbole and a half”, who almost single-handedly transformed a huge swath of the internet when she illustrated the devastating impact of depression in a pair of strips that went live, the first in 2011, the second in 2013.
These three resources have been invaluable in helping me work with clients who have slid down the rabbit hole and are working hard to bootstrap themselves even incrementally back up from the darkness.