In Which I Use Pac-Man As a Metaphor for Depression

In Which I Use Pac-Man As a Metaphor for Depression

Sad Dean and Sam from Supernatural 4.10 “Heaven and Hell”

{Content warning/Trigger warning: depression and depressive thinking}

I suppose I should start this entry by apologizing for the two and a half months of radio silence. I’m truly sorry that I’m unable to write on a consistent schedule due to my persistent depression. Currently my primary mental health diagnosis is Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), but I suspect my psychiatrist may change it to Cyclothymia (aka Bipolar 3) at my next appointment on July 1. Cyclothymia is considered the “mild” form of Bipolar Disorder (BPD), as if it isn’t just as soul-sucking and life-destroying as the other two kinds. Read more

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