I feel like I am moving out of my latest depression, it has stuck around for more than a month. I am happy to report that I was more functional during this level of depression than I ever have been before. I only missed one day of work. I only hid inside my bedroom after work a couple of times. I was attentive to my family and played with my daughter, things I am embarrassed to say are not always true.
But I am more than a little hesitant. You see, I generally hit a major depression towards the end of March and through April. This is when two of my suicide attempts have been, including last year. And I spent yet another spring season doing the day program at St John Outpatient mental health services a few years ago.