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Category Archives: Depression

real life stories of girls who battle depression

    I quickened my pace as I walked home from high school. With each step closer to my apartment, I felt my locked jaw tighten and my muscles ache but my face remained expressionless. I just needed to get inside and close the door behind me. As soon as I did, I collapsed upon […]

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There’s so much shame attached to depression and anxiety. Why is that? Why do I feel guilt because I have flaws? Shame is the emotion that eats at your soul. After dealing with postpartum depression for what seemed like a terribly long time (I know so many that deal with it much longer), there’s a […]

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Crap: it happens to us all. Every one of us has had a tough day, rough week and seasons of despair. Yet in trying times, knowing that our fellow man experiences similar feats doesn’t  change our despondency.  Sometimes it even makes it worse. When we see the terror that is happening in our world: wars, injustice […]

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Manic laughter, slurred singing, shrill voices.  Breaking bottles, slammed doors, muffled sobs.  Screaming, cursing, fighting. This was the soundtrack of my life with alcoholic parents. When they cracked open their first bottle of Heineken, everything seemed just peachy. They would wrap their arms around each other, swaying and singing ‘Pink’ by Aerosmith at the top […]

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