Shared blog from the Renegade Press: Introspection & Loss — The Renegade Press

I recently celebrated my fourth anniversary of blogging here at The Renegade Press. As with the three anniversaries prior to this one, the moment was a bitter-sweet affair of pride and introspection. Blogging has become a passion, and a source of endless pleasure that I approach with great reverence as I attempt to pour my […]

via Introspection & Loss — The Renegade Press

I’m sharing this because it is well written and is an important topic in the creative community. Many writers, including myself, suffer from mental illness. Studies have been done to find some link between creative minds and depression. Many are inconclusive, saying there is a correlation but are unsure of a causation.

Many writers like Renegade find solace in writing. Do whatever you have to do to get better. Get a therapist and psychiatrist. Seek out alternative treatments such as meditation, using adult coloring books, and walk in the sun to change your mood. One study said brisk walking 3 times a week is as effective as an antidepressant. Get help. Don’t give up.

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