My name is Sam and I’ve suffered with clinical depression since adolescence. I’m now in my late 30s and have experienced several severe episodes of major depression (i.e., “double depression”). I also suffer from moderate social anxiety and PTDSD. To add to the fun, I am a newly recovering alcoholic and child sexual abuse survivor! Despite how it sounds, I’m a pretty happy person when not in the midst of a depressive episode and am incredibly lucky in terms of both family and career. I have many hobbies, including: blogging (obvi), photography (all pics on this blog are my own, unless otherwise noted), reading, guitar, strength training, and scuba diving – mon préféré. I’m married to a beautiful, caring, and patient wife, and we have a young daughter – my sunbeam through the clouds.