My Big Fat Greek Gay Blog: No Way Out

Throughout most of my adult life, I have battled depression in some way. I have learned to deal with it and medication has helped. Bobby, over at My Big Fat Greek Gay Blog, had a post today about depression. It is well worth reading. It certainly shows that you are not alone.

My Big Fat Greek Gay Blog: No Way Out

Many, if not the majority of, gay and lesbian youth face the problems of depression. If you find yourself depressed or feeling like you want to end it all, get in contact with your doctor. He or she can help. Tell a friend, tell a family member, but don’t try to go through it alone. There are numerous resources out there. Get help before it is too late. Bobby and I both have, and it will help, I promise.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

4 responses to “My Big Fat Greek Gay Blog: No Way Out

  • G

    you too? :-)I have bipolar 2 – went undiagnosed through my late childhood/teens until i landed in a psych clinic for 5 months when i was 22..it's shaped me profoundly… almost as much as the catholic education experience…. *le sigh* :-)glad we're still around to kick against itGeoff

  • JoeBlow

    I have battled with depression off and on through most of my teens until now. I think it is pretty common for gay men considering what we go through in the coming out process, not to mention the process of hiding who we are and the fears of being unaccepted. Thanks for sharing Geoff.

  • crotchdiver

    Alas, I have too. Yet we strive forward. Got ya back Bro.

  • JoeBlow

    Crotchdiver, I think most people do at one time or another, but as gay men, I think we are far more prone. We just need to realize when it is time to get help.

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