My girl, Sherry Lee at Everyday Possibilities inspired me with this post.
Today is national suicide/depression and self-mutilation awareness day. Although it's Friday the 13th, which actually means nothing to me so I joined those in support and I'm wearing the word, LOVE on my arm to raise awareness.
I suffer from depression and have since I was a teen. I have family members that also suffer from it. It's not talked about enough and in fact, depression is one of those topics that most people want to shove under a rug and say, "Awww, you are just feeling blue today." Depression is not one of those "get over it" ailments. It can grip you and change the whole direction you're going in. Even more, it can be debilitating for some where they spend their lives in their homes, not wanting to venture out any further.
If you are feeling like you'd rather disconnect from life and those around you or you're dealing with anxious thoughts or the urge to cut...please, take time today to talk to someone, anyone. There is hope!
The Beloved Hope Chest
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