About Heather Loeb

by Heather Loeb
About Heather Loeb

Hi, I’m Heather Loeb, and I’ve suffered from anxiety and depression since middle school. I wasn’t formally diagnosed until college, after my beloved grandmother passed away. I was embarrassed to tell most of my family and friends because I was shamed. The stigma of depression made me think it wasn’t a real illness and that it was “all in my head.”  I can tell you without a doubt it is real and very serious. I also have a personality disorder, eating disorder and substance use disorder. 

After I had my two children, my depression became worse and in 2019 I went inpatient at The Menninger Clinic in Houston for six weeks. I’m not cured by any means but with medication, ECT treatments and talk therapy, my depression is managed.

I still have dark days. I even still get suicidal. A depressive episode is never easy, but it is better now that I can talk about my illness freely and have more people to support me.

Not talking about depression can literally kill, so I urge you to reach out if you are struggling or if you know someone struggling. It could save a life.

Thanks for reading. Stay in the light.

If you know someone who is suicidal and needs help, please contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit their site here.