She held her head up high and smiled to every flashing camera but who would have known that she was struggling on the inside. Last year in June, the fashion designer Kate Spade was found hanged at her New York flat after leaving a suicide note to her 13-year-old daughter. She was battling with depression …
I look in the mirror and all I think about is how much of a failure I am. Am I broken? Is this my fate? Do I have some miswired fuse in my head that makes me this way? I have suffered from depression through different phases in my life, but the latest one was the most dysfunctional.
Expressive writing can be described as an activity that expresses “major upheavals” in one’s life. It is writing that directly comes out from our innermost insecurities and it usually does not reflect on the events that take place but rather on one’s feelings and thoughts about these events. It is a type of writing specially used as a tool for stress management. Rather than repressing emotions such as anger and hostility, people can reflect their feeling through writing and therefore ventilate the negativity that comes in tandem. Simple examples of expressive writing would be keeping a diary or a daily journal.
"I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare" said Ned Vizzini in his novel 'It's kind of a funny story'.