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Live to hope

Dear Friend, I can see that you have lost hope. You have not been yourself lately. I see your tears, and I noticed that you no longer smile. I wanted to tell you that you’re not alone. Two years ago, when my brokenness and despair climbed to unimaginable heights I decided to end

How sharing my story made a difference

Dad asked me how I could go for so long without eating and not feel hungry. I had to explain to him that major depression is such a gripping, enveloping illness, that the hollowness it causes inside you is greater than any hunger or emotion you could possibly feel.

Don’t ask…

Everyday is different, and I just wanted to tell you that sometimes it's OK not to be OK. Just keep going. Gentle hugs:)

Being empathetic

“Empathy is a choice and it is a vulnerable choice because in order to connect with you, I have to connect with something in myself that knows that feeling” - Dr Brené Brown, Professor in social work at the University of Houston From those perfectly spoken words of Professor Brown, we

Learning Self Pottery

I had my first nervous breakdown at 16. Huh? What’s that? You ask? People all have different notions of what constitutes a nervous breakdown. It’s medically recognised as a mental health crisis, and doctors will recognise the symptoms. In case you didn't know, it is NOT going mad.  It's more common

Supporting suicidal loved ones

Something troubles me. I keep hearing of people who commit suicide but their loved ones don’t know why. Everyone conveys condolences. It must be hard on the family they say, yes. How will they carry on, pick up the pieces? I empathise. But no one is sure why? Why not? Is it just me or

Ten Things that help Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia continues to baffle doctors and researchers, and we the sufferers are still discovering more about it as we live it daily. As research into this debilitating condition continues it’s imperative that we share with eachother whatever little that we learn. We know that it is not a degenerative condition BUT

A Helping Hand

Support and love at home, work and in the community is very important too, but oftentimes getting people to understand depression can be tricky and complicated, sometimes reinforcing the depth of isolation one feels.

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