This is what recovery looks like, Ensign Crusher.

Yeah, I have a custom LEGO Wesley figure

Following is a wonderful description of what it is like to be recovering from clinical depression, from none other than Will Wheaton, who played possibly the most depressing role ever on TV, that of Wesley Crusher, of Star Trek:  The Next Generation.

I hope that all of my clients aspire to treat life as he does now.  Or, at least, to not wear those godawful sweaters he had before he put on a proper uniform.

So I got better, and that’s the reason I’m putting these words down right now. I have depression, but depression doesn’t have me. I have bad days, I have really terrible days, and I have MMMMMARRAAAHHH days, like I did yesterday. Those days suck, but they always pass, and knowing why they happen, even if I can’t control them, gives me a great deal of comfort on the truly awful days.

Here’s the link to his blog entry about this.  Warning:  there is some language.

Live long, and prosper.

About Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW, CAS-PC

Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Pastoral Counselor who maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Drexel Hill, PA.
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