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Leave of Absence

“You need to get your heart pumping,” said my doctor, “Get some fresh blood to your brain.” The last thing anyone with crippling depression wants to do is exercise. During...

Feb 14, 2017

Enduring

Over the last year or so I have felt how I think it must be to come out, or to struggle publicly with a very alternative lifestyle. I’ve decided...

Nov 24, 2016

Becoming steady

No questions about it, parenting is hard. There is a never a time when you feel like you have done everything right, when the worries stop, or when you...

Nov 1, 2016

Control

Let me start by saying that I have not gotten rid of my depression.  It's still with me and always will be.  But I am able to control it....

Sep 28, 2016

A Stranger Asked Me If I Was Okay, And I Knew I Wasn’t

Let me take you back to yesterday afternoon. I cried so much on my way to the...

Sep 13, 2016

I Shouldn’t Be Here

How my friend ended up in the mental ward. I walk past the receptionist who told me what room number my friend Matt is going to be residing in for...

Aug 31, 2016

I am Vivian

Close the blinds. Turn on my music. Turn off the lights. Get into bed.  Think of nothing. I did that every single day for years.  Not all day, but it...

Aug 29, 2016

My journey to rock bottom and back

My name is Amanda and I am a 34 year-old mentally chill women. I have been given several diagnoses including Bi-polar type 2,...

Aug 22, 2016

Still fighting

Hi!  My name is Marianne and I have Bipolar Affective Disorder Type 1 with ongoing depression.  Over the years, I have tried many medications and even went so far...

Aug 19, 2016

The need to connect

Diagnosed with depression at the age of 21. Was on small doses of meds and life went on. At the age of 35, I got real low and I...

Aug 18, 2016

Leannesblog: Episode 2

In which I discuss cheese-filled pasta and the importance of hauling your ass out of bed.

Aug 18, 2016

ADHD: Confessions from a Scatterbrained Soul

An individual who is focussed, determined, with a stoic constitution can achieve anything they put their...

Aug 3, 2016