Miriam Malowitsky, Author at OC87 Recovery Diaries googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(true);

Miriam Malowitsky

Hi! I am Miriam. I was born in Montreal, Canada and currently reside in Brooklyn, NY. Professionally, I teach psychology at the college level and do counseling in a mental health clinic. My own journey with mental illness has significantly helped me to relate my clients. In my free time, I enjoy writing poetry and short pieces, primarily about mental health and the human struggle. I hope you find my story inspiring and helpful in your recovery.

The Silent Scream: Coping With Depression

Coping With Depression

This is part two of Miriam’s story about coping with depression. Read part one here.

It has been three months since I was diagnosed with depression. Three long, grueling months of cajoling, prodding and pushing myself to put one foot in front of the other. It is an uphill battle with glimpses of successes. My mother says that getting through each day is an achievement. I want to believe her, but I cannot help comparing myself to how I was before the episode.

The mornings are especially challenging. I have always been one to snooze my alarm clock for a few extra minutes of sleep, but nowadays waking up means facing a new day of uncertainties and insecurities. There seems to be a force keeping me from looking at the day as fresh and invigorating. The bounce in my step has disappeared. (more…)