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About me

Occupation Healthcare
Location Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Introduction Diagnosed with depression 18 years ago, I lost the life I once knew, but in the process re-created a better me. I am alive and functional today because of my dog, my treatment team, my sobriety, and my willingness to re-create myself within the confines of this illness. I hate the illness, but I'm grateful for the person I've become and the opportunities I've seized because of it. I hope writing a depression blog will reduce stigma and improve the understanding and treatment of people with mental illness. All original content copyright to me: etta. Enjoy your visit!
Interests Running, Psychology, Health and Wellness, Education, Public Speaking, Rollercoasters, Track and Field, Traveling off the beaten path, WWII and the Holocaust, Lake Superior, My Dog, Writing
Favorite Movies Europa Europa, Paperclips, Terms of Endearment, Breakfast Club, Band of Brothers, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fargo...
Favorite Music alternative rock, indie rock, folk rock, folk, bluegrass
Favorite Books Curious George, Corduroy, Into Thin Air, Into the Wild, Fried Green Tomatoes, A Civil Action, Duane's Depressed, Unbroken, The Big Book