Posted in depression, Writing

New Year and Depression

I know this is not a new post, but I felt that the subject was important enough to repeat.  Thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny

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As the end of the year approaches, we all tend to reflect on what has happened over the course of the year.  I want to go back a little further than that.

In May of 2017, I came out of a several-years-long depression.  I remember it so clearly.  It was like a veil had been lifted and I was seeing the world for the first time.

With this in mind, I looked back at my stats for the last couple of year here on WordPress.

You can clearly see that in 2017 there was a good-sized spike in my activity here.  That new enthusiasm to write was due to the “awakening” from my depression.

My Most Viewed post of all time has been one I titled Depression-A-Killer.  That tells me that there is still a HUGE need for enlightenment, awareness and information.  The stigma remains, but I do think…

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Posted in depression, Life, Writing

Page Improvement

I’ve made some modifications to my page on Depression and Mental Health Help.  I was just copying and pasting every new post onto that page.  This made for a LOT of information.

Now, you will see a picture and a Title.  Click on the Title and it will take you directly to that particular post.  I think this makes the page much more appealing and easier to navigate.

If you’ve not visited this page on my blog, pop in and have a look around.  If you have additional, useful information that you would like to see added, please contact me.

As always, thank you for joining me on this journey.  ❤ Penny

 

Posted in Life, Writing

Friday Favorites-Beckie’s Mental Mess

Welcome to another Friday Favorite! Each Friday, I will tell you a bit about a favorite blog/blogger of mine and why I like them.  Today I want to tell you about Beckie over at Beckie’s Mental Mess.

I just love Beckie and her blog.  I’ve been following her for some time now and thoroughly enjoy her posts!  First of all, Beckie is a sweetheart, someone I would love to get to know in person.  She’s funny and not afraid to poke a little fun at herself.

I think that the reason Beckie and I connected to begin with is because of her stand on Mental Health Awareness.  Beckie is a huge advocate and posts regularly on the subject.  Beckie does a regular piece that she calls “Working On Us“.  You can find a lovely example of the type of posts these are HERE.

Beckie also does a Monday Pet Peeve that is often hilarious as she pokes fun at herself and little things that annoy.  HERE’S an example.

Beckie participates in a number of prompts posted by other bloggers on WordPress.  She does the Weekly Smile from Trent’s blog, she does quite a few of A Guy Called Bloke’s prompts, like THIS ONE , which I love and quite a few others.

Beckie is a talented lady.  You never know what you will find on her blog.  From short stories to poetry, to pieces about her life.  THIS is an example of a Gorgeous poem that she wrote recently.  A girl after my own heart, writing about writing!

I could go on and on, because Beckies Blog is so diverse in its content.  Go visit, today!  You’ll be glad that you did!

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson

*If you would like to see some of my other Friday Favorites, you can find those HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Posted in depression

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 Help.  Here, I’ve listed contact information for those struggling with Depression and other Mental Health issues and where help can be found.  If you have important contact information that is not listed on this page and you would like for it to be added, please either send me an email thru my Contact Page or leave the information in the Comments below.  I will do my best to get the added information on the page as soon as I can.

As always, thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny

REBLOG: Please read this eloquent piece of Reality from The Feathered Sleep.

She doesn’t look sick….. She isn’t sick. But a black hole is eating her from the inside out. The devour has no real description It defies the usual ones, it has a wider mouth, deeper jaw, longer bite The thing of it is .. the shame .. that’s the worst part The little voice which […]

via Mental Health Awareness Week — TheFeatheredSleep

Mental Health Awareness Week — TheFeatheredSleep

Since December of 2017, I have been conducting interviews with people of all ages and sex that deal with having a mental illness in their life. It is my way to give back and also show that mental illness has so many different unique faces that are all amazing in their own right. I interview […]

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Interview Features – The Series — The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

Please read about James’ courageous battle with mental health and its dire consequences.

How much pain that I put my mother threw on a daily basis. The people no longer a part of my life. How I could not remember a happy moment in four years. My soul was all but gone, the flame barely illuminated. I made the decision to live right then and there, I haven’t looked back since.

via My Life Started When I Almost Lost my Life — The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

My Life Started When I Almost Lost my Life — The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

Posted in Stories, Writing

Mental Illness-A Family Affair-Beta Readers Needed

I’ve talked about Mental Illness several times on my blog.  It has a terrible stigma attached to it that is still very strong.  I have suffered from severe depression, in the past so I have first-hand knowledge of it.  There are of course all kinds of mental illness.  Depression is just a drop in the bucket.

The reason I bring this up is that I’ve had family members that had Mental illnesses.  This is something that I’ve toyed with writing about for years.  I hesitate for several reasons.  Some personal, some not.

They say that when it comes to writing, write what scares you.  This scares me.

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