Writing sometimes is a big and scary thing.

Expressing oneself,

putting yourself out there

for criticism

where everyone can see you and you are all exposed.

Your heart and soul are laid bare

as you give your all hoping for approval.

For that slim chance that they understand

your feelings, your thoughts

and are touched.

As we ourselves have been touched

at one point in our lives.


Poetry & writing are one way to express yourself and help people through things, but they are not the only way.  Please realize that you are not alone.  If you are feeling depressed, or having thoughts of suicide please contact someone.  You can always call for help

US Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

or if you aren’t comfortable with that you can go online and get help here.  You are not alone.  You are not the only one, you matter, you are not a bother, and you are worth it.  Make the call, click the link, reach out to someone don’t fight the battle alone, don’t give into the night.

Healthyplace.com

Depression is an illness, but it is treatable and there are plenty of sites available to get good information about it.  One such website is Healthyplace.com.   The site covers many types of depressions (including but not limited to A-typical, Dysthymia, PMDD, Postpartum, and Seasonal Affective Disorder) and even offers quizzes to see how you are doing.  The site includes information on how millions of people suffer from depression to remind everyone that suffers that they are not alone.

“Depression Information

Millions of Americans suffer from depression. The Centers for Disease Control report 1 in 10 adults, 18 and over, are depressed at any given time and people age 45-64, women, minorities, those unemployed, and people who were previously married are most likely to meet the criteria of major depression. Keep in mind, the symptoms of depression can be experienced at any stage of life, by anyone.

Depression is very serious and if left untreated can lead to deteriorating health and even suicide. There is hope, however. Depression is treatable.

We want to help you learn as much as you can about depression and to offer you depression support in your recovery. We have trusted, in-depth information on the different types of depression, depression warning signs and the different kinds of depression treatments. And, if you or a loved one need it, we have suicide hotline numbers and comprehensive suicide information.

If you are living with depression, please, read this depression information and see your doctor.”

~Healthyplace.com

The information the site continues to go into is varied and extensive.  They talk about Depression as it effects Women, Men, Children and Teens, talk about various treatments for depression, even how depression ties into anxiety.  I found this site to be highly informative. Something that could be a great help to many.   I would recommend it to people who are looking for answers to sometimes difficult, and often times puzzling, questions.


Poetry & writing are one way to express yourself and help people through things, but they are not the only way.  Please realize that you are not alone.  If you are feeling depressed, or having thoughts of suicide please contact someone.  You can always call for help

US Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

or if you aren’t comfortable with that you can go online and get help here.  You are not alone.  You are not the only one, you matter, you are not a bother, and you are worth it.  Make the call, click the link, reach out to someone don’t fight the battle alone, don’t give into the night.

Even when you feel like a burden… don’t give in. You aren’t a burden. You are a blessing to someone.

Moo blessing not burden

Poetry & writing are one way to express yourself and help people through things, but they are not the only way.  Please realize that you are not alone.  If you are feeling depressed, or having thoughts of suicide please contact someone.  You can always call for help

US Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

or if you aren’t comfortable with that you can go online and get help here.  You are not alone.  You are not the only one, you matter, you are not a bother, and you are worth it.  Make the call, click the link, reach out to someone don’t fight the battle alone, don’t give into the night.

Better days will come

There are days when the sun doesn’t seem to shine and nothing, but tears fill my eyes.  Those days are harder to deal with than others.  On those days it is important to not give up.  They shall pass.  (They have to).  Better days are out there.  You just have to try to believe even when you feel like you may fall to pieces.


Poetry & writing are one way to express yourself and help people through things, but they are not the only way.  Please realize that you are not alone.  If you are feeling depressed, or having thoughts of suicide please contact someone.  You can always call for help

US Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

or if you aren’t comfortable with that you can go online and get help here.  You are not alone.  You are not the only one, you matter, you are not a bother, and you are worth it.  Make the call, click the link, reach out to someone don’t fight the battle alone, don’t give into the night.

Happiness = Fun

What is my belief of Happiness?

I believe that happiness is a state of being.  One that is sometimes harder for people to find.  To reach.  It is something that we should stretch to achieve even though it is not always easy and, truthfully, is quite illusive.  I have spent many years lost in the darkness.  Searching, looking for something.  The something, I feel, is happiness.

How do we reach it?  

Recently it has been brought to my attention that fun is the way to reach and achieve happiness, which makes sense to me.  Finding happiness by itself is too hard and sometimes can seem overwhelming.  Too great a task.

Find your happiness.  Find your joy.

Those are terrifying statements, especially when someone is depressed.  If it was just that easy.  They want to be happy, I want to be happy, but sometimes the chemicals are stopping it.  However, if we look at it another way, if we look at it as finding something fun it seems easier.  Fun doesn’t seem as scary.  Fun seems small and maybe achievable.  Find something, anything to hold onto and grasp.  Something that makes you feel warm and then look for the fun.  A game, a song, it could be as small or as easy as that.  Fun IS different for each of us.  Fun can be any distraction we have in life and it can be our saving grace.  Even if fun is watching TV shows we enjoy as we try to pull ourselves back to the world to do more it is a little fun in the darkness.

If you find a little bit of fun it can lead to happiness.  It may be small sparks of it in the darkness, but it is there to give us hope and hope is something that can never be taken for granted.  Fun is little sparks of happiness in an unassuming wrapper.

It’s how I’m surviving at least.  Finding some fun.


Poetry & writing is a way to express yourself and help people through things, but it is not the only way.  Please realize that you are not alone.  If you are feeling depressed, or having thoughts of suicide please contact someone.  You can always call for help

US Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

or if you aren’t comfortable with that you can go online and get help here.  You are not alone.  You are not the only one, you matter, you are not a bother, and you are worth it.  Make the call, click the link, reach out to someone don’t fight the battle alone, don’t give into the night.

Not sure people realize

an extra hour sleep may be grand thing
but confuses the medication times
making the body upset


 

I didn’t know at first, but Ebates lets you get money back when you buy music/movies at iTunes.  That was awesome to find out.  I knew other shops and stuff, but the iTunes one was huge for me as it helps me relax when I hurt too much to do anything else.  It’s nice to have when you are shopping and trying to save money when dealing with medication prices.  It’s a good way to save money.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

 


Poetry is a way to express yourself and help people through things, but it is not the only way.  Please realize that you are not alone.  If you are feeling depressed, or having thoughts of suicide please contact someone.  You can always call for help

US Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

or if you aren’t comfortable with that you can go online and get help here.  You are not alone.  You are not the only one, you matter, you are not a bother, and you are worth it.  Make the call, click the link, reach out to someone don’t fight the battle alone, don’t give into the night.

somedays it just doesn’t feel worth it then you cling on by your fingernails and pray you get by until the next day and the next and the next because it is all you can do

Mini poem: frozen by anxiety

stars light up the sky at night
showing us the way through darkness
throughout centuries they’ve guided
but still I cannot move


 

Poetry is a way to express yourself and help people through things, but it is not the only way.  Please realize that you are not alone.  If you are feeling depressed, or having thoughts of suicide please contact someone.  You can always call for help

US Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

or if you aren’t comfortable with that you can go online and get help here.  You are not alone.  You are not the only one, you matter, you are not a bother, and you are worth it.  Make the call, click the link, reach out to someone don’t fight the battle alone, don’t give into the night.

mini poem: terrified

nerve pain traps me 
snaring me in place
i cannot go for help
or manage to help myself


 

Poetry is a way to express yourself and help people through things, but it is not the only way.  Please realize that you are not alone.  If you are feeling depressed, or having thoughts of suicide please contact someone.  You can always call for help

US Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

or if you aren’t comfortable with that you can go online and get help here.  You are not alone.  You are not the only one, you matter, you are not a bother, and you are worth it.  Make the call, click the link, reach out to someone don’t fight the battle alone, don’t give into the night.