Things I Did and Did Not Do This Week [Trigger Warning]

And this is what depression looks like. It looks like nothing at all.

The internet has been a little nutty this week. I’ve been a little nutty this week. For the last few days, I don’t know which one of us is worse. But I do know that there are some things I’ve managed to do this week and some things I’ve been accused of but didn’t do. Let’s clear up any confusion. Things I Did This Week I Suffered a Nervous Breakdown Well, that’s not the technical psychiatric term for it, but I had a really bad...

About Gina

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Gina Crosley-Corcoran - writer, doula, childbirth educator, activist, and mother of 3 littles. Used to play in a famous rock band. Now earning a Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health.
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