Today a teacher showed her Grade Twelve class one of my depression videos on HealthiNation and the class voted unanimously to watch the other four videos.
That’s the biggest compliment to me in the whole world because that’s exactly who I’m writing for. I struggled with my depression the most during my high school years. I felt like a total freak for having a mental illness and I hated everyone around me for seeming so happy. I barely made it out alive.
It means so much to me that people in high school are now finding strength from Daisies and Bruises: The Art of Living With Depression.
So if you’re new to my blog, thank you so much for visiting! You might want to read my story and check out some of my most popular posts like How to Survive the Impulse to Hurt Yourself and Why Do We Quit the Things We Love When We’re Depressed.
If you’re interested in supporting me and my journey to recovery, you might want to visit my Etsy shop where I sell all my handmade crafts! If you found me through my HealthiNation videos, you would have seen the first issue of my zine of the same name as my blog,
as well as my “You Are Beautiful” button,
which are both available in my Etsy shop.
And if you’re a millionaire who wants to fund this blog/my life (or you just have a few pennies to throw into my hat), you can simply donate to my PayPal and make me extremely grateful to you forever:
BUT, this blog isn’t about showing off my crafts or making money. It’s about you!
At any time, feel free to comment with a blog post idea, question, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t offer one-on-one support through email because I don’t have therapeutic training and I really want to keep my conversations accessible to everyone on daisiesandbruises.com, but I’ll do my very best to address any depression or coping questions you have here on Daisies and Bruises.
Lastly, no matter who you are, please subscribe to my posts!
The more people who read along, the more I’m inspired to write. This blog is my entire life. I love it and love you.
New subscribers to Daisies and Bruises (including those of you who subscribed in the last week) will be automatically entered in my GIVEAWAY which I’ll announce on December 25th. If I draw your email address, you’ll win zines one to five of Daisies and Bruises (also available in my Etsy shop):
Cool, right? Yay!!
Lastly, if you want to keep track of me everywhere, I’m on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest. Out of all of those, I’m on Instagram the most. So is my dog, Digby. Pictures of Digby are way more popular than my pics of me, but he’s way cuter so it makes sense.
Whew! I know that’s a lot of information, and if you read this far down you get automatic high-fives.
I’m so happy YOU are here and that you want to share this journey with me. I still feel really far from complete depression recovery (if such a thing is even possible), but you really give me a reason to live.
I’m collecting enough to build a mountain.
See you at the top!
P.S. Did you subscribe? Do it! You matter. YOU count. You’re worth it!