When your depression is long-lasting it can be easy to believe that since nothing has helped much yet, nothing ever will.
Then hope becomes a very difficult thing to hold onto.
In the months between our first interview (episode 248- When You Feel Unfixable)
and the conversation summarized in this episode, our guest Lori went to a 3-week treatment facility.
She learned some new ways of thinking, found some new “tools” for mental health management,
and met some people who, like her, live with chronic or persistent depression.
She did not get “cured.”
But she did make and experience some shifts that let some light (albeit pinpricks) and hope return her darkness.