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How to Be Properly Broken

On finding the right metaphor to describe your mental illness.

Photo by Aimee Vogelsang on Unsplash

Normal people just don’t understand depression.

When they love you, they try to, and that means the world. As someone who grew up in a home where words like crazy and psycho were punch lines, and depression and therapy were all but untouchable, being around people who provide actual, real…

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Zach J. Payne

Zach J. Payne

(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist.