Things I have learned...
1. Never get a tattoo in a foreign country.
2. Never eat (or drink) anything for money.
3. Never Google your diagnosis.
Let's take #3 for a minute, and pretend someone says something like, "Hey, did you know that it's possible for a brain to get so discombobulated during mental illness that it can suffer permanent damage?"
Uh huh. And if you keep making that face it's going to stick like that.
A few Google searches later, and, bingo. It's true. Prolonged states of depression can cause irreparable damage to the hippocampus.
One way to avoid the above condition is to... now it might sound like I'm making this up, but I promise I'm not... list 5 things you're grateful for every day. List-making prevents brain-damage. Boom.
Snuggly blankets- warm beverages- Benzonatate- my husband- my son.