Category Archives: depression

Glass House


Looking out through the glass walls, I keep my distance.  You see, the glass lets me observe life without getting my hands dirty. Become a participant?  Oh, no.  Risk the safety of my glass sanctuary?  I couldn’t possibly! I’ve built … Continue reading

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It’s OK To Ask For Help


Do you know a young adult or child that is struggling with depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, bullying, or other painful life event?  I discovered an AMAZING website that might help!  Go to YOUR LIFE YOUR VOICE .ORG   Call 1-800-448-3000  … Continue reading

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Depression and Denial


It’s like it’s a scar that must be hidden. Like some dirty secret.  An ugly sweater you keep in the back of the closet and only bring it out when that aunt comes to visit.  You hide it.  You deny … Continue reading

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Illuminating The Dark


Nightmares and illusions Challenges Hurt and anger Barracades Pen and paper are sword and shield  Adversity expelled onto the page Consumed banished Darkness illuminated once more   Copyright © 2019 Penny Wilson

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I’m Not A Doctor, I Just Play One on TV ;)


Through my posts, I simply wish to inform.  My hope is that if someone needs the information to get help, and I’ve provided that information, I’ve helped that person.  I am NO expert professionally or medically on the subject of … Continue reading

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The Lies I Tell Myself


I can do this. Deep breath. Hands shaking. I can do this. Shake it off. Mirror check. Smile. One more deep breath. I can do this. Open the door. No. Trembling. Weak knees. Sweating. Shaking. I can do this. Step … Continue reading

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Help Me Help Them-Mental Health Awareness Week


Who knew?  I had no idea that it was Mental Health Awareness Week until I was browsing thru my Reader feed earlier today.  I recently added a new page to my blog. The Page is called Depression and Mental Health … Continue reading

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