Tag Archives: Depression

100% of Statistics Are Just Numbers

Mark Twain popularized the saying: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” But even when statistics are an accurate representation of the truth, they amount to nothing more than numbers. It’s easy to ignore outrageous statistics, … Continue reading

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A Minute of My Story

Do you want to hear my story Parts are gory I think you don’t Listen you won’t I feel compelled to write it all Each trip and fall Won’t you please read Hear my heart bleed I write to bring … Continue reading

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A Mini-Psalm

“He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.” Psalm 116:8 (NLT). Dark fog surrounded me Torrential tears drowned I besought God, Grant me relief from my despair He answered me Cleared away dark clouds … Continue reading

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Misled

People think depression is being super sad All you have to do is decide to be happy instead But it’s more hopeless and much less when one’s misled by platitudes

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Lost

Cerulean sky An honest sun Warm spring breeze In an instant undone This sun is a liar On a crisp fall day When everything changed And I lost my way

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Hidden

Hidden pain buried deep Terrible secrets to keep You can never let anyone see That’s the lie I once believed Mired in fear my heart grieved Truth set me free _______________________________ Sharing for Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub. Head over … Continue reading

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Showing My Scars

This Saturday I’ll be speaking at a conference called Shattering Stigma with Stories. I attended this event last year and experienced the powerful and informative stories of real people who struggle with mental illnesses, including anorexia, depression, and bipolar disorder. One … Continue reading

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