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Top Ten Lies Depression Tells

Top Ten Lies Depression Tells …Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley

My dad was killed this past October. The grieving process for me and my family and my extended family has been slow and arduous. I know it’s been a rough year for many other people, too. I think that now, as the busyness of the school year begins, is a good time to remember how insidious depression and all mental illnesses are.

Top 10 Lies Depression Tells …Gina’s Favorites

Top 10 Lies Depression Tells …Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley

I’m traveling this week, and have met several people who’s lives have been deeply impacted by depression. In getting to know them, and spending time with family members who also suffer from depression, I realized it’s time to review the important truths discussed in the Top 10 Lies Depression Tells.

Top 10 Lies Depression Tells

Depression runs deep in my life.

Seriously Today – When It’s NOT A Happy Holiday

Seriously Today – When It’s NOT A Happy Holiday
by Gina Valley

For most of us, this is a joy-filled time of year.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley When It's NOT A Happy HolidayAnd, for nearly all of us, it’s also a stressful time of year.

But, for many, it’s a time of year that blackens an already dark world. People who suffer from depression and other mental illnesses, and their loved ones,

Seriously Today – I’m Angry!

Seriously Today – I’m Angry!
by Gina Valley

I’m angry.

Maybe more than angry.

Yes, definitely more than angry.

Yesterday, one of my daughters was the victim of a crime.

Five of my kids and I were out clothes shopping.  My 19 year old son took my youngest kids to wait in our van while I paid for his sister’s clothes, as the line to pay was long and slow.

Top 10 Lies Depression Tells

Top 10 Lies Depression Tells
by Gina Valley

Depression runs deep in my life. Many of the people dearest to me suffer with depression. It’s climbed through much of my family tree. It’s sunk its claws into many of my friends. It has taken the lives of many people who were dear to me.

Family Life Love Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Top 10 Lies Depression TellsWhen I drive by a particular freeway interchange I think of someone I love who told me that,

Seriously Today – I Don’t Know What To Say

Seriously Today – I Don’t Know What To Say
by Gina Valley

I’m a bit lost today, as I sit down to write this.

I don’t know what to say.

Haven’t been in this position before, having suddenly taken a week or two of time off.  Sort of checked out, as it were, without leaving a message.

Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Mental Health Mental Illness Seriously Today – I Don’t Know What To SayI’ve discussed it quite a bit with myself.  I’ve logged a lot of driving hours over the last couple weeks,