LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

Little Victories #FightingDepression

One of the things I have come to realize in my struggle with mental health is that, at times, the reality your mind makes you believe you’re in might not really be the one you’re living in. Everything around you is shaped by your perception of it and, boy oh boy does, this make a big difference. As they say, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. For me, depression is a constant battle within myself. There are mornings when I wake up on top of the world. On…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

The Price of Sadness

Everyone experiences depression in their own individual ways. To some it feels like you’re stuck in a dark tunnel, searching for the light at the end but you find yourself falling deeper and deeper into the darkness. To others it feels like a dark cloud hovering above your head with periodic spells of sunshine. Those dark moments come with an overwhelming sense of loneliness and a sadness your soul can not comprehend. It feels like each day is a constant battle with your inner self. From the moment you wake up and start wondering why you…

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LIFESTYLE 

The Battle Within #WorldMentalHealthDay

Today we mark World Mental Health Day. In a world where mental health issues are becoming more prevalent, it’s unfortunate that most do not understand what mental health is and it is still difficult for some to get proper mental health care and support. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his…

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LIFESTYLE 

Let’s talk about the D #MentalHealth

One thing that gets me riled up is when people don’t take the time to understand the difference, no matter how subtle, between stress and depression.  To most, those two are one and the same but this can’t be any further from the truth and once we’ve learnt to internalize the two then we will have taken a great step in understanding mental health. Statistics show that depression has been on the rise going with the demands of modern day society. It’s becoming more and more prevalent among teens and…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

Love in the Times of Depression

I wore my heart on my sleeve an open target for cupids arrow, she said it was courageous for me to put myself out there yet didn’t notice that the impact not only made me love her but broke my heart into pieces. The waves that brought me to her shores also dragged me back into the ocean and even though her arms kept me warm in the winter their hold couldn’t keep me from drowning in the tears from my melancholic soul. “I thought I was your star, why…

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