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    Just an average day. Sometimes I wish it would all be over. Being locked in my room, Because I have no idea what else to do. Alone in my room, Journal Is dark thoughts of serial killers and the afterlife. Within the safety of my big fuzzy blankets, The color are freshly cut grass. Tears ...
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    Let’s talk about the “D” word… Depression. If you’re not directly affected by Depression, chances are that you at least know someone who is. According to The World Health Organization, over 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Let that sink in for a moment. Over 300 million people. It’s time to stop treating Depression ...
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    The most difficult thing about discussing “taboo” subjects is beginning the conversation. When you bring your struggles with mental health to light, you’re exposing your most vulnerable self. With this in mind, it’s completely understandable to approach the topic cautiously. The judgement of others might be what keeps you from saying anything. What will they say/think? Will this ...
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    “We all want to be, want to be somebody Right now, we’re just looking for the exit.”   Many people experiencing depression, mental illness or suicidal feelings are feeling alone. They feel like an outcast, like they don’t matter, like they are not providing anything positive to society and that the world would be better ...
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    I think the hardest part of depression is the fact that you feel like such a fraud. You feel like you might be just making all this up and others are suffering way more. It’s the feeling that no one sees your pain, that your illness isn’t as valid as a physical one, and that ...
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    Ubuntu is an  African term often translated as “humanity towards others”. Growing up in a small Northern Romanian village, I was one of those irritating children that never stopped asking ‘why’? I would ask my parents the silliest questions such as ‘Mom, why aren’t there any more dinosaurs? Why are there so many languages in ...
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    I’ve lived with depression for as long as I can remember, and I know how difficult it is to get out of that depressive funk. Luckily, I’ve been doing really well, and people often ask me what they can do to help themselves feel happy. Here are a few of my favorite things: 1. Go ...
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    It seems like people can’t compliment or be proud of themselves without being called vain, narcissistic, big- headed, etc. But, there’s a huge difference between being confident and being an ego-maniac. Confidence is a state of mind that one puts themselves in order to help stay on course in reaching their goals. An ego-maniac thinks that ...
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    I decided to focus my attention to the time when I had to face the facts I was dealing with Postpartum depression. It was back in 2006 and at the time I did not know it was happening. You see, I had my first born son, Paul, back in February of 2005 and then our son ...
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    Mental illness is an epidemic taking over our nation. A majority of individuals have some form of a mental health problem in one way or another, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, medicated or unmedicated, accepted or unaccepted. One of the hardest things to do is to witness someone go through the stages of depression – especially ...