Working on us prompt, week 6

Becky blogs over at beckys mental mess and she is doing the working on us prompt again this week, so I thought I’d participate!


  • Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
  • There are no right or wrong answers. Write in any format you see fit. (Answers, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short proseanything).
  • You can do one or all prompts.
  • You have from July 10th. through to July 17th to submit your entries.

  • Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.
  • If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post.
  • Lets see if we can get some men involved in this weeks prompts, your feelings a validated here too!
  • Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site

Week #6 Prompts:

(Note: The reason why I selected this weeks topic is based on reading so many blogs that have pertained to this very subject matter in recent weeks, Depression and I think it would do a bit of good if we all shared about it in detail, and perhaps really help one another out with the same issue).

Prompt #1 Questions:

  1. There are so many varieties of depression out there, such as Bipolar Depression, and (SAD) Seasonal Affective Disorder. What type of depression do you suffer from, or have?
  2. I have clinical depression, at least that is what I was diagnosed with in my late teens, the diagnosis hasnt ever been changed, although my current psychiatrist seems to think I have rapid cycling depression, and she may do a further evaluation on me in the future to try to figure out exactly if my depression type has changed.
  3. What do you do to fight your depression? (Meaning, therapy, medications, meditation, ECT). To fight my depression I use coping skills, meds, support of family and friends, my blog, the support of my therapist and psychiatrist and I also read self help books and articles.
  4. Does anything help you, and if so What? Blogging, reading, relaxation and meditation, medication, hot showers, my dog, my friends and family, the sun, amongst other things.

Becky also provided picture prompts to do, but I chose not to participate in those this week.


Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

7 thoughts on “Working on us prompt, week 6”

  1. Thank you so very much for participating in Week #6 Prompt #1 of “Working on Us”, Carol Anne. I find it interesting how at the beginning of a diagnosis a doctor will declare us having one thing, but further along, they change their diagnosis and claim we have something entirely different. That has happened to me as well. Not once, but twice since 2015.
    I must give you a great deal of credit though… Most people who suffer depression have such a difficult time with self-care, yet I have found you don’t seem to ever really struggle with that issue. I’ve been following you for some time now… Probably, close to three years, and you always mention taking baths and now your new shower that was recently installed. I give you so much credit for keeping up with that. If I’m lucky or motivated enough, I take a shower every three days at best, unless I’m almost forced to do so before going to an appointment or visiting somewhere.
    You mention coping skills… Is there anything in particular that works best?

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    1. Writing works best for me. Just getting my thoughts out helps. As for showering, I try hard, I am kinda obsessed about looking nice when I go out, which is why I am motivated to get in the shower, on most days. xox

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