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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,

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,

Sharing The Love

Sharing The Love
by Gina Valley
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Love

I stand alone and wait for you

Always

You are there

Thoughts of you sustain my breath

I am because of you

Tears come

You heal my soul

Joy springs

My spirit soars

Behind me trails of your beauty

Before me your light

Within me truth of you grows smiling

Hope flows through me

Always you

-Gina Valley

 

I Had Another One – Seriously Today

I Had Another One – Seriously Today
by Gina Valley

I joke a lot about freaking out or panicking about things, like when my kids are going nuts or company shows up unexpectedly.  To stay.  For a month.  The day the dishwasher dies.  And the refrigerator starts smoking.  And the plumbing collapses.

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It’s all in good fun.

We’ve all been there.