Latest Posts from Kristen Luft

What’s in Your Online Toolbox for Living With Depression?

What’s in Your Online Toolbox for Living With Depression?

Somewhere in sunny North Carolina, the days are getting longer as summer approaches quickly on the horizon. I sit on my apartment balcony ...

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How I Ask for Help and Reach Out for Support

How I Ask for Help and Reach Out for Support

I once thought that asking for help meant I was a burden to everyone in my life ....

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I'm Not Alone: Why Connecting With Others Is Crucial

I'm Not Alone: Why Connecting With Others Is Crucial

When I first started writing about my depression in 2015, I was scared about what others would think of me ....

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How Mental Illness Affects Your Identity

How Mental Illness Affects Your Identity

Who am I? The question I have asked myself a million times throughout my life. When I am not depressed, the response comes more easily ...

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Dealing With Stigma

Dealing With Stigma

It is a frustrating thing to live in a world that encourages us to mask struggle and pain, and where flaws, failures, and tragedies are spoken about ...

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What I Wish People Knew About Depression

What I Wish People Knew About Depression

It’s often hard for me to accept that not everyone in the world lives with depression. I ponder how there are people that consistently wake up each day ready to live ...

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