A Manic World is a blog about depression.

Its authors comprise a collective of bloggers from all around the globe, who experience this sort of malevolent, but sometimes beautiful dis-ease, in some form or another.

The aim of a Manic World is a simple one:

To share stories of both depression, and mania, from the perspective of people who live in these states.

The struggles. The pains. The torments. The grief. The impaling lows. The petrifying highs.

But also the light.

While depression is an issue that has an adverse, highly negative affect on the lives of many people, at a Manic World, we want to create a platform that is not bound by social-stigma. The nature of depression is a bleak one, but it is made bleaker when it is faced alone, in the shadows.

A Manic World is a blog here to breathe some fresh air into a stale situation. 

Our aim is to make this site into a conduit through which awareness on this matter can not only proliferate, but also entertain. And who knows, maybe even enlighten?

It’s a manic world.

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it – Charlie Chaplin


  1. Alcedocristata

    High amounts of support from my side indeed. Mental illness in general is often frowned upon in most communities and we’re seen as sufferin’ psychos of the non-workin’ class arena in life. But hell, we’re pretty normal people – most of the time.


  2. Normal is the New Weird

    I know this blog is a compilation of different contributors, so I’m sure it is not possible to really participate in the traditional sense, but I wanted to draw awareness to your blog by nominating it for a Liebster Award: http://normalisthenewweird.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/the-liebster-award/

    Hopefully it brings you a follower or two. I think the stories here shed such important light on what is a largely misunderstood disease, and the more awareness, the better. Thank you for all the writing and putting it all together.


  3. Kat Halen

    I love it! The whole idea…
    I’ve been struggling with some of this conditions since very young. At the moment I really regreted everything I did when I was younger. People where always judgeing does mental disorders without really ynderstanding them.
    I like to read and know about someone else going through life with this very same issues I face. It is way better rather than reading from text books or other authors who only know the theory of the problem but don’t really deal with it.


  4. Sarah

    Hello, I suffer from depression and anxiety and am currently supporting a campaign called ‘Time for Change’ which is run by the organisations ‘Mind’ and ‘Rethink Mental Illness’ and was hoping maybe to write a blog post for you to promote the campaign, or for you to mention it in one of your posts?


  5. stuckinmybedofquicksand

    The other day someone attributed my inactions to laziness, rather than depression. It made me so angry and sad that I don’t have the words to express how I feel. Every day I write blogs, stories, books, and endless journals, in my head. As yet, I have not been able to commit any of these words and feelings to paper, or computer. I have suffering with major depression and anxiety, along with several other physical conditions, and now am in bed virtually all the time. On occasion, I do get outside, but then take days to recover. I have a husband and teenage daughter. They are angry at me and feel that I am just feigning illness in order to avoid any of my responsibilities. This just serves to add insult to injury. I don’t know how to end this post but to say that I hope everyone here finds their path to a better life each day. It’s good to be able to reach out to people who understand, at least in part, to what I’m experiencing. I’ve pushed away and lost respect of all my friends and family. My pain, both emotional and physical, is indescribable!


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