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Living with depression, bipolar disorder

Living with depression, bipolar disorder

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ I recently finished watching the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why,” based on a novel by Jay Asher. The show is about a depressed teenage girl who commits suicide because of bullying and sexual assault. There has been a lot of backlash regarding some episodes, but as someone who has gone through […]

Tips for dealing with depression

Tips for dealing with depression

By Katie Stewart Most college students share stressful experiences such as classes at odd hours, extensive homework and long hours at a job. Some also face mental health issues. Anyone, including college students, can be affected by mental illness. You can seem totally fine one minute, then suddenly feel everyday life squeezing the oxygen out […]

Depression: Don’t listen to ‘Fat Voice’

Depression: Don’t listen to ‘Fat Voice’

Illustration by Isabel Cardenas   Editor’s note: This is the final story in a four-part series portraying one woman’s personal experience of depression, with a bit of advice thrown in.   By Liza Porter The Fat Voice is back. I hadn’t heard it in years, until the other day when I heard it say: “Don’t […]

Depression: Don’t listen to ‘the Big D’

Depression: Don’t listen to ‘the Big D’

This is so very important. Don’t hang out alone with the Big D. Talk to someone.

Help available from PCC counselors

Help available from PCC counselors

“Depression can be like gravity pulling you to yourself,” says Teresiana Zurita at her desk in the PCC West Campus Counseling Center. “It’s not necessarily negative.”

Depression: Talking back to ‘the Big D’

Depression: Talking back to ‘the Big D’

The Big D pulsates like a poorly drawn sci-fi character, blue and green and sometimes red. All the colors have a few drops of gray mixed in. The landscape is dull and monotonous. There is no neon. Only disembodied voices and gray clouds.