Human Parts
Published in

Human Parts

This Is Us

In Midlife, I’m Learning How to Sit With Grief

How I’ve tried (and failed) to outrun it in the past

I’ve had a few bouts with depression in my life, and not once did I see it coming. After the first such incident, I thought I would come to recognize the signs and address my mental health in the proactive way I deal with dripping pipes or holes in my…




A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

Recommended from Medium

A Testimony About Mental Health During the Pandemic

Why people kill themselves — Part 3: Journey into and out of the Dark Night of the Soul

Where’s the Me in Mental health?

5 Tips from a Psychologist on Finding Peace In Chaos (When It Feels Like The World Is Falling…

(PDF) DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition

Why people kill themselves — Part 5: Targeted Interventional Empathy for Suicide Hotlines — Seven…

The ‘organised’ person I am.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Laura Friedman Williams

Laura Friedman Williams

Author of AVAILABLE: A Very Honest Account of Life After Divorce (Boro/HarperUK June ‘21; coming in May ‘22 from Harper360). Mom of three, New Yorker.

More from Medium

Even The Unluckiest Person Can Live A Charmed Life

An Open Letter To Those Who Don’t Clean Their Homes On A Regular Basis

Karen, Meet “Susan”, the New Way to Slander White Women

Middle-aged white woman with a blond bob haircut on a swing

10 Very Unpopular Facts About Fat People