Diary 17
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March 21, 2010

Diary 17 / 28-years-old / New York City.
If you’ve been watching Throwback Diary, you’ll notice by the photo that this entry is written immediately after the February 12, 2010 entry. (scroll back to February to view.) Giovanni is still visiting, and we’re dealing with the after-affects of the cancer scare on our relationship—including a completely lack of sexual intimacy, because he’s afraid I’ll get sick again. This on top of the strain of continuing a long-distance relationshp.
And, I’ve started taking an anti-depressant. This is the first time I write about it. It was a huge and scary decision, but it saved my life. Depression has been a recurring issue not only in my adult writing, but in diaries from my childhood as well. There are many, many resources for those in need, and http://www.dbsalliance.org and patientslikeme.com are some cool ones. Also, this is a great TED talk by Andrew Solomon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eBUcBfkVCo.

Nightstand. Deciding to take an antidepressant had been a very difficult decision for me. As with many hard things, I explored it with photography.
March 21, 2010 pg1
March 21, 2010 pg1
To the left you see the Feb 12 entry.
March 21, 2010 pg2
March 21, 2010 pg2

2 thoughts on “March 21, 2010”

  1. Meow! 🙂 Very appropriate for this entry.
    Thank you for sharing about your struggles with Depression and decision to take medication and how much it helped! I’m so glad it did. I have struggled with it myself and been on antidepressants. It is a tricky thing and there is so much stigma. I really appreciate you talking about it.

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