-Joan Wester Anderson AUTHOR
The reason for this post is because I was looking back at my stats for 2019. My most liked post and my most visited post is one called Depression and Denial. This tells me that people WANT information on this subject.
Those of you that have followed me for a while, know the reasons that I continue to write and speak out about Depression. My #1 reason is this: EVERY DAY 121 Americans commit suicide. 50% of those people suffered from depression. Reason enough to write about it? I thought so too. My #2 reason I write about it is to help end the stigma that surrounds Depression.
If you’re new to my blog and for some reason you’ve come across this post, maybe you’re looking for answers. Maybe you’re looking for help. Maybe you’re confused about how and why you feel the way that you do. Maybe, maybe, something that you find on my blog will help.
I pray that’s so.
If you need help, or if you’re just looking to get some questions answered about what you’re feeling, please visit my Mental Health Help page. On this page, you will find a lot of links, contact information, social media connections and phone numbers for different ways to seek help.
Also on this page are different posts that I’ve written on the subject of depression and mental health help. You might browse through these posts and see if there is something there that will connect with you. HERE is that link again.
I’ve lived this. I’ve walked this walk. I know about the hopelessness, the darkness that encompasses everything in your life. I know about the isolation, the feeling of being lost. I know what you’re dealing with. If you need answers, I hope you find something here that helps you. Stay strong. There IS help for you.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny
(C) 2020 Penny Wilson
“You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
*How many times have you tried and tried to help someone that just will not help themselves? I’ve been guilty of it. You?
I have a NEW PAGE on my blog! If you look at the Tabs at the top of my Blog Home Page, you will see that I’ve added one called Depression & Mental Health Help. Here, I’ve compiled a list of phone numbers and links to websites where anyone that needs help can get it. I will add to this when I have new information.
I’ve also copied & pasted the different articles and pieces that I have personally written on this subject.
Those of you that have followed me for any length of time know that education and awareness of these subjects are very important to me.
If you have a phone number, link or information that you would like to see added to the page, please use the Contact Form, shoot me an email and I’ll see about adding it!
I’ve JUST had this page go Live today. I’ve tried to make sure that all of the links work, but if you come across something that doesn’t work, please let me know.
Also, to those of you that have hung in there with me through my various highs and lows, THANK YOU!! I’ve been on the down-low for a while, but do believe that I’m beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.
As always, Thank You for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny
I’ve written a few times here about Depression. Every time I do, my view stats skyrocket. This tells me several things. It tells me that lots of people are interested in learning more about the subject. It tells me that people out there are looking for help. It also tells me that more people are talking about depression.
This is GOOD! Because more people need to be Talking about depression, Tweeting about depression and sharing experiences. This subject needs to come out of the dark and into the light of day. There is too much stigma attached to depression. Too often people do not seek help for it.
The main reason for this post is to share some helpful information about where you or a loved one can find help, if you are suffering from depression. In hindsight, I felt bad that I did not include more information in my last post on the subject of finding help.
Continue reading “Getting Help For Depression”
How long will this subject remain in the shadows? How long will it have such a stigma attached to it that people dare not even use the word ‘Depression’?
Life has no value to depression. EVERY DAY 121 Americans commit suicide. 50% of those people suffered from depression.
More than 38,000 people a year commit suicide. Yet 80 to 90% of those that seek help for depression are helped using therapy and/or drugs.
Continue reading “Depression-A Killer”
You’ve been there when no one else would bother. You know me better than any other soul on Earth.
You’ve always supported my decisions and you’ve saved me from myself, just in the nick of time; more than once. You’ve shared in my triumphs and successes and you’ve grieved with me during my losses.
Continue reading ““Friend”-A Pitiful Word”
When I first came to WordPress, I really had no idea or direction for the way I wanted my blog to go. Well, here it is, years later and I still have no direction. Hee hee!! But that’s alright. I’m comfortable with how things are going and what I’m doing here.
So that brings up the question “What the hell am I doing here?” The answer is a very simple one. I’m doing whatever I feel like doing.
Continue reading “Importance of Blogging”
I know you’ve seen this before. Please do what you can. Help spread the word. Thanks!
I’m reposting this today, since my first medical bills have started to arrive. It’s been 3 weeks since my surgery and bills so far amount to over $700. We’ve only raised $150 and we are grateful for that. My wife Susan has been on family medical leave without pay, so we have no income for […]
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I’ve been blogging off and on for about 5 years. During that time, I did not take advantage of the amazing community that WordPress has become to me until this past year. Don’t make the same mistake. I would like to share some of what I’ve learned with you. If you would like to expand your readership or enhance your WordPress experience, these points might be helpful. I do not claim to be any kind of expert. I just want to share my experience and possibly spare you some of the mistakes I’ve made.
- SHARE–The biggest lesson I’ve learned here is to share your knowledge. It will come back to you 10-fold. The bloggers on WordPress are incredibly generous with their knowledge. You should be just as generous.
- GIVE CREDIT–Be sure to give credit where credit is due. If you are copying an idea or using a photo, give credit to that person. They deserve it for their hard work!
- CONNECT–Step out and connect with other bloggers. As you develop relationships with these people, you will learn from them.
- ASK QUESTIONS–If you have questions about blogging or writing, ASK! If your recipe for bread dough is falling flat and you want help, ASK! Your fellow bloggers are more than willing to help!
- DO THE WORK–Your blog will flourish, depending on the amount of work you are willing to put into it. This is a mistake I made for a long time. Not only do you need to write and post here, but get around to other blogs. Read, comment, follow!
- SPREAD THE JOY–If you see a post that makes you laugh, or expands your knowledge, tell that person. Leave a comment! Reblog! It’s important!
- USE WORDPRESS–Wordpress has a ton of tutorials. There are also awesome WordPress blogs that will give you ongoing information if you follow them. Take advantage of this free information. WordPress wants to help you!
- BE ACTIVE–Be sure to respond to comments. Visit other’s blogs. Read, follow and comment.
- BE THANKFUL–Be gracious. Thank those that help you. Return the favor. Spread the love!
- BE ACTIVE–This was probably the biggest mistake I made. I do not post on a set-in-stone routine. I try to post a few times a week. If you do not post often enough, people will lose interest.
If you are not following the people on the list below, you should be. Please check out their blogs and Share the Love. In No Particular Order, this is a PARTIAL list of bloggers that have been incredibly helpful, supportive and encouraging during my journey on WordPress. (I say this is a partial list because I’m sure I will forget someone and for that oversight, I am truly sorry!)
Trent’s World (the blog)
Poesy plus Polemics
Minnesota Prairie Roots
Everyone Else Has the Best Titles
THANK YOU to each of you and those that I missed!!
Copyright (C) 2017 Penny Wilson