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When Mom Guilt Kicks

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This Summer has been a chaotic one. As I prepare to send the twins off to Kindergarten, I find myself stuck worrying about quite a bit. Unfortunately I can admit, feeling the mom guilt also leads an old friend to try popping up. Depression. I have spent 90% of our Summer with the twins at therapy […]

Stop the Stigma #MentalHealth #StigmaFighters

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People don’t talk about depression. People don’t talk about mental health. When someone does, the jaws drop. Someday, I need to just sit down and write out my life story. Who knows if anyone would read it or not but it might help someone. I’m straight forward in my struggles because it sucks. My support […]

Goodbye Robin

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Yesterday evening as I crawled into bed to rest as I haven’t been feeling well, I of course opened my phone to see a Facebook status that quickly turned into 100s of Facebook statuses. Rest in Peace Robin Williams I quickly sprung up to tell the boyfriend as I rushed to see if this was […]

Mental Health Month and 10 Facts about Depression

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May is Mental Health Month, and a time to bring awareness to the many conditions that make up mental illness.  One of the most common is depression. Unfortunately, many people have been misled about the facts of depression from what they’ve seen on TV or in the movies, or have heard about from their friends and […]

Mental Health should not be Taboo

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This post has sat here for a month with my deciding what to do. As I thought about it more and more, I realized that I was just fulfilling exactly what I want to stop. A taboo. As we’ve seen the news of Mindy McCready’s suicide, I’ve seen more and more individuals commenting. This is […]

National Depression Screening Day October 11

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Most Americans are familiar with depression and do not attach a stigma to seeking treatment for it from a therapist. In fact, most Americans believe that depression is treatable and go so far as to say it would not affect their vote in a presidential election if they heard that a candidate had consulted a […]

E! Investigates Teen Suicide

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With the need for more awareness of the issues teenagers everyday must face, I wanted to take the time to pass on the information that was sent to me- Laura Ling Examines This National Crisis On December 8 In Her Premiere Episode As Host Of E!’s Hit Investigative Series “I thought if I can end […]

Here goes me spilling it.

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As I return from yet another doctor appt. discussing these darn headaches, it’s got me thinking. When I was younger, I was given the diagnosis of A.D.D. For some reason, it was never followed. As I got older, I chose that I did not want to have anti-depressants in my system, etc. With the stress […]