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Dissecting My Depression

Jennie Macpherson



I went to school for fine art and ended up in the digital marketing industry. I enjoy team sports, spending time with my little black dog and making web comics for my blog.

Last summer I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder several months after I realized something was going wrong. While depression is considered a mental illness, I've found most factors I attribute to the development of my depression have been physical. While searching for "the reason" I had become depressed, I had to make a lot of connections myself based on internet research, information from various doctors, and my own medical and personal history. My goal is to bring more awareness & understanding of depression and remove mystery from an illness that for many people is too abstract to understand at a glance.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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