Depression and Shutting Out People

Can you imagine trying to enjoy a poolside party when you are drowning in the pool and all you can hear is people having a great time and laughing while completely oblivious to the way your body keeps submerging into the water getting heavier by the second water filling up your lungs? Depression is like [...]

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Depression is not an “Attitude” problem

If this is clinical depression, then trying to “get over” depression by changing attitude about life and yourself is like trying to “get over” diabetes by changing attitude about sugar and insulin. Depending on the type of diabetes, you need serious help with all aspects of lifestyle including metabolic habit modification — or you really [...]

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Chronic Shaming and Low Self-Esteem

Chronic shaming by parents or adults around a child starts a seed for low self-esteem. Over time that shaming script becomes embedded and set on auto play. No matter how intact a child’s sense of esteem, chronic shaming will reduce that esteem to a lower and lower capacity until that human feels an abyss within.

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Every Turn a Wall

If I encountered a wall at every turn I would face each and every wall With what I have at the moment Buckets of paint, maybe a chisel I would take my sweet time I want to make sure long after I Moved on, whoever next comes Will feel hopeful, even encouraged Knowing I have [...]

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emotionally scarred with a side of depression

I still cannot decide what to be Maybe I don’t want to be any one thing But I can’t get used to this existential angst From denying a simple job title I can use for The question everyone asks, “What do you do?” I don’t feel comfortable in my own skin. I keep expecting to [...]

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