My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party
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My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ~ Susan Pease Banitt Facebook reminded me last week that it was four years to the day since my mental health coming out party. Or as I titled the event at the time my Taking Down My Christmas Tree Party. Because … Continue reading

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Start A Conversation Today

(Getty Images) “Bad enough to be ill, but to feel compelled to deny the very thing that, in its worst and most active state, defines you is agony indeed.” ~ Sally Brampton Some time earlier this year, I can’t remember exactly when, around the time that Germanwings pilot deliberately crashed his plane, I decided that I … Continue reading

Depression Is No More About Strength Than it Is About Weakness
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Depression Is No More About Strength Than it Is About Weakness

“Depression isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign that you’ve been strong for too long.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert “The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.” “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t … Continue reading

Sub-Cultured
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Sub-Cultured

“The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer When I studied for my sociology A Level our teacher always used to say that if we were … Continue reading