“Some friends don’t understand this. They don’t understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you’re wonderful just the way you are. They don’t understand that I can’t remember anyone ever saying that to me. I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me you would.” ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
“When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.” ~ Fiona Apple
“I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn’t have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn’t make for an interesting person. I didn’t want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone.”~ Charles Bukowski
“You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.”~ David Mitchell
“Every day, I work on my fake smile and the response of ‘doin fine’. I know if I can pull these off, then I am set for the day. At first, I was not sure why I was doing this but then I realized it was easier than upsetting others around me. Maybe if they stop worrying, then I will worry less too. My depression became my biggest secret and I know now that this secret was a major fuel for my misery.”~Unknown Depression Sufferer
Dr. Alexander Wright
Alexander Wright, Psy.D. is co-founder of Full Fathom Wellness. Dr. Wright is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist who specializes in the education and promotion of natural cognitive, emotional, and physical wellness and health. Dr. Wright has thrived in school and clinical practice interacting and working with thousands of children, adolescents, and adults for the past ten years. Dr. Wright has achieved two Masters degrees in Psychology and a Doctorate in Psychology. He has also pursued additional training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and has a background in Sports Psychology. Additionally, he has practiced as a personal exercise trainer and has participated in numerous running, duathlon, and triathlon endurance competitions. The combination of professional experiences and personal passions makes Dr. Wright a truly unique provider in the world of health and wellness. Dr. Wright trusts in the importance of establishing the foundations for healthy living and the power of the body’s natural healing systems. He believes that when we choose the power of health, we gain the essential benefits of wellness and optimal balanced living.