Why Beyond Depression?

Naming my blog ‘Beyond Depression’ may seem to be an example of wild optimism, especially as I sit here, mired in a new relapse.   So why did I call my blog ‘Beyond Depression?’

I named it that because I still believe that I can find a way out of this relapse and to a place of healing and recovery from Depression.

Depression is a medical condition.  I know that I will carry it with me forever.

Nonetheless, I have to believe that one day, this will be a part of my past.  That I will be living the life that I have always wanted.  It is an ambitious goal from where I am sitting, but it’s the only one I can accept.  It is better to shoot for the moon and fail, then to settle for suffering with this.

Arrogant?  Egotistical?  I don’t care.

I am going to find a way to go beyond my depression or die trying.  It’s really that simple.

Edited on July 8, 2012 to Add:

I have recently had some revelations about Depression and what it means to me to potentially go Beyond Depression, as my optimistically titled blog has suggested I am attempting to do.  In particular I have found a definition that works for me of what ‘Beyond Depression’ means:

I will be beyond depression when I reach a state in which the management of this condition will not significantly impair my ability to make meaningful choices about the direction of my life.

You can read about my thoughts and how I arrived at this on my posts Momentum and Momentum Re-visited.



  1. Your blog is excellent . I have suffered from depression many times . I’m working really hard to try and empower myself . I wake up every morning and try to tell myself that today is going to be a good day . And every night think of something good that happened that day . I focus on the here and now . I often think I can cope with what’s going on now even if the thought of tomorrow is overwhelming . Keep in touch !

    • Hi, thanks for the comments and thanks for following my blog. I really appreciate what you’re going through and I’m glad that you’re enjoying my blog. I look forward to hearing from you as I post more on my journey!

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