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The Tenth Leading Cause of Death in the United States

I understand it isn’t easy to deal with someone who is down all of the time. I even understand it gets tiresome always trying to lift their spirits and offer logic while addressing their pain, but by offering our advice we are closing our minds to what they are asking of us. What they need from us, which is usually just an ear and some semblance of genuine care…

September 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

46 Things I Didn’t Expect At 46

Today I turned 46-years-old. GASP, this means I am now officially closer to 50 than 40. In honor of my 46th Birthday, I present to you, “46 Things I Didn’t … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

Various Stages…of Madness

I heard a great song today and wanted to share it with you. It is by a band called, “Great Lake Swimmers” and the song is called, “Various Stages”. I … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why Can’t You Hear Me?

For anyone suffering from depression — whether it is bipolar related or not, it is a challenge to feel heard. In fact, most people who have experienced moderate to severe … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 18 Comments

Monday Morning Memes #8

How many times last week did you juggle people, shrug someone off, forget or neglect to call someone back…? Someone dies from suicide in the United States every 13.7 minutes. … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Last Leaf

I love autumn. It’s my favorite of the four seasons, but it is also the time of year I tend to struggle the hardest, emotionally. In general, I try not … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 24 Comments

Bringing Up Being Down

A Case of the Crazies Depression, the ten-letter-word we rarely hear except in relation to whichever shiny new pill PhRMA is pushing. In fact, many of those suffering from it don’t talk … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 40 Comments

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