Allie Brosh on Depression

I’ve posted this before, but I need to again because this is a partial reading of the best description of depression that I’ve ever, ever read. The person that wrote this is Allie Brosh who has a wildly successful blog called Hyperbole and a Half and has recently written a book. Her comics were never about depression until she actually became depressed and wrote 2 parts about it in her blog. She has not written a post on her blog in months and months when she was posting regularly, so I assume she is still struggling. She has also not posted on her facebook since October.

Here is a reading of part 2 of Depression read by someone else from ALLIE BROSH’s blog and book. Warning, there are a few curse words scattered here and there if you are offended by that sort of thing. This is so important that I think a few curse words can be overlooked.

I am so horribly sad and bored that I just post these things, videos of my past, Kaitlyn’s past, cat videos, just anything. I’m bored but there is nothing I want to do. I need a job I guess.

About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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3 Responses to Allie Brosh on Depression

  1. Anonymous. says:

    She is so talented and I think so many people can relate to her.

    I am so sorry that things are so hard right now, as they have been for some time. If you don’t feel ready for work, but feel bored, maybe smaller commitments might be more feasible. Even if it starts with little projects around the house, etc. When you feel ready, maybe some volunteering might be something to consider. Even things that can be done in home- for example, I think you would be fantastic at fostering kittens, etc :). I know it is hard to find enthusiasm for things right now, I did not mean to write so many unsolicited thoughts 🙂


  2. gatito2 says:

    Thank you. I don’t mind your unsolicited thoughts at all. 🙂 Good ideas too.


  3. I know this post is from over two years ago, but I’m so sorry to hear of your daughter’s suicide and I hope that you are doing well. As a fan of Allie, I also hope that she is doing well. I’m sure she is struggling deeply with the death of her sister who committed suicide in December of 2013. I myself just learned of this and it explains why we haven’t seen or heard from Allie in years. She did a podcast in 2014 with Marc Maron but it isn’t available unless you sign up for a premiere account. I would’ve liked to have heard her on that, and heard her talk about her sister’s death which I’m sure is still so very painful. My thoughts are with you and anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Depression is not something one just gets over by thinking positive thoughts. It goes so much deeper than people realize. Blessings to you and yours.


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