Monday Blues: The Waves

the-waves“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”
Publilius Syrus

To ask for help when the waves are rough is to exemplify the understanding of strength in numbers. Armed services members who have survived the most unthinkable distress will tell you it’s ingrained throughout all of their training that when overwhelmed, you call for back up and utilize the power of the team. A response that when applied to mental health can be just as life-saving for those who feel they are emotionally drowning.

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If you or someone you know is in need of help,
or to learn more about depression, warning signs, and treatment options,
call or visit the National Suicide Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Monday Blues: Puerta

PuertaSometimes a closed door is the portal to change and transformation.

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If you or someone you know is in need of help,
or to learn more about depression, warning signs, and treatment options,
call or visit the National Suicide Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Monday Blues: Temple Bells

Temple Bells“The temple bell stops
but I still hear the sound
coming out of the flowers.”
Basho

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If you or someone you know is in need of help,
or to learn more about depression, warning signs, and treatment options,
call or visit the National Suicide Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Monday Blues: For The Best

For The BestIt’s not about what happens to you,
it’s about how you react to what happens to you.

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If you or someone you know is in need of help,
or to learn more about depression, warning signs, and treatment options,
call or visit the National Suicide Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Monday Blues: A Beacon

A Beacon“When you seek love with all your heart,
you shall find its echoes in the universe.”
Rumi

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If you or someone you know is in need of help,
or to learn more about depression, warning signs, and treatment options,
call or visit the National Suicide Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Monday Blues: Hope Note

Hope Note“When two violins are placed in a room
if a chord on one violin is struck
the other violin will sound the note.
If this is your definition of hope,
this is for you.”

Excerpt from Andrea Gibson’s “Say Yes”

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If you or someone you know is in need of help,
or to learn more about depression, warning signs, and treatment options,
call or visit the National Suicide Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Monday Blues: Through The Forest

Through The ForestI say that for people who don’t know depression, life for them is like taking a walk through an open meadow. Sometimes they hit a ditch they couldn’t see coming and fall, but they get up and continue on their way. For me, that walk through life can be more like walking through a dense forest. When I fall, I can’t get up as fast. But I also know who I am; the depression is not me. I no longer beat myself up for giving myself the extra time to catch my breath when I fall. And when the depression hinders my path, I know that I hold the power to move the branches aside.

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If you or someone you know is in need of help,
or to learn more about depression, warning signs, and treatment options,
call or visit the National Suicide Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org