Inside Out has become one of my favorite movies. It helped me put some of what I have experienced into perspective. For me when my depression and anxiety are bad I am like two different people. Inside life is spiraling out of control, I am raw, overwhelmed, and I just want to sleep and be … More Inside Out In Real Life
Life is full of twists and turns; sometimes it gets overwhelming and more than I can take. The last several months our family has been dealing with our standard depression and anxiety issues, but we have had additional health problems, our personal property being stolen, and Warrior being bullied at school. I struggle with feelings … More More Than I Can Take
Looking back on my life I realized my depression and anxiety have not always manifested the same as they do now. When a co-worker made a statement about what a “Depressed Person” would look like. I paused and almost laughed, clearly he has no idea I suffer from depression, nor does he really know what … More Depression and Anxiety Don’t Always Look the Same
Do you ever have one of the days where you wish you could simply hit the “UNDO” Button? I do! Don’t get me wrong, I know that the things I have gone through have made me who I am and helped me grow, but sometimes I just wish i could UNDO. Say something stupid? UNDO … More Where’s the UNDO Button for my Life?
Warning: Post contains content and information that may trigger some people. This is me, unedited. Spiraling out of control. WHAT HAVE I DONE????? SURE, NO PROBLEM, I CAN DO THAT. Wait, what are you thinking? I don’t want to be away from JJ. I don’t want to be away from my kids. I love camping, … More Raw Depression – Unedited
Warning: Post contains content and information that may trigger some people. I feel it is important to share in hope that it will help others. by Rebecca de Azevedo Overson Originally Published on Salt Lake Prenatal Massage Postpartum depression, you are the thief in the night. I’m fine. I’m not depressed. I’m just angry and … More What Postpartum Depression Looks Like
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I have been fighting with writing this because I am still struggling with it. As I began counseling, my counselor ask if I had an Eating Disorder. My immediate response was an abrupt “NO! Does it look like I have an eating disorder?” (I have struggled with being overweight my entire life.) Then the questions … More What? I have an Eating Disorder?
We are all at risk of depression, suicide, abuse and eating disorders. I love the resources at girlsinc.org, but boys are equally at risk. Many of which suffer in silence, feel alone, and/or are afraid to share what they are going through. I have suffered from chemical imbalance and depression for years and I was … More I’m at Risk, Are You?
Dear Jared, Thank you for bringing awareness to depression and suicide. You have touch the lives of thousands. Your campaign will continue to make a difference as your shirt is worn around the world. I was touched when I read your Facebook Post on March 3. As I read the story behind the campaign I … More Open Letter to Jared Padalecki – Always Keep Fighting
Warning: Post contains information that may trigger some people, but I feel it is important to share. Recently I have been experiencing triggers that I have been working through in counseling. As I have exploring these triggers, some of the concepts I have learned have started making more sense to me. Our lives are full … More Interpretations from My Childhood – Want Me
I am not a counselor, I am on a journey of health and healing from abuse, chemical imbalance and depression. I want to help others find there own journey of health and healing. I love the discovery that happens after a counseling session. I never realized that abuse hurts so deeply because of the love … More LOVE, ACCEPT, FORGIVE, MOVE ON
Warning: Post contains information that may trigger some people, but I feel it is important to share. Growing up our family was close. We spent Sunday’s at my Grandparents with our Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. I have a lot of fond memories of those times. Being close does not however mean we were open in … More Opening Up – Having the Hard Conversations
For as long as I can remember I wanted to be NORMAL; normal weight, normal size, normal student, normal person, normal reader, normal… The list could go on. I dreamed of dating, falling in love, getting married and living “Happily Ever After”, staying home to raise my children and caring for our beautiful home, growing … More WHAT?!? Normal Doesn’t Exist
Post contains view from my spiritual side. This may trigger those who have experienced spiritual/religious abuse. As with each blog I write, I want to start off by acknowledging that everyone has his or her own journey. Our experience may be similar but they are each unique. We each have our own triggers and my … More Why Me? – My Journey of Discovery
I have lived in fear for as long as I can remember. Fear of reading in front of people, of being made fun of, fear of not fitting in, of not being loved, etc. For the last 16 – 17 years fear of X finding me, finding out I have children, not being able to … More Living through the Fear
With each blog I write, I want to start off by acknowledging that everyone has his or her own journey. Our experience may be similar but they are each unique. Even though many people could have been at the same event each person experiences and remembers those events through our own eyes and will recall … More Just Kidding – It Doesn’t Take It Away
Abuse shows up in many forms Emotional, Verbal, Psychological, Sexual, Physical, Neglect, Family Violence and/or Domestic/Spousal Violence. It doesn’t matter what age the abuse took place or who the abuser was it leaves scars. The abuser is usually someone close to the abused and are generally in a position of trust. The abused are left … More Opening a Dialog About Abuse