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72 days of summer. (Could be triggering)

Purple crocus, yellow daffodils, and red tulips herald the changing of the seasons. As kids get ready chant the old saying about no more teachers no more books but then then it happens. 158 more words

Dopamine: what we receive fulfilling desire, experienced as satisfaction, temporary though, fleeting!


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Linda Graham: “Bouncing Back”
“Dopamine is the neurotransmitter of pleasure and reward.
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Depression; The Darkness That Only We Can See

Depression is like an alternate reality. A dark reality that surrounds us that no one else can see. People do not understand why we are depressed. 1,707 more words

Mental Illness

It's Okay to be Afraid

Happy Friday to all you Friday lovers out there!

So… I feel the need to talk about being terrified.
There are always the “normal” things in my life that can be downright scary such as flashbacks, nightmares, hallucinations, and my latest totally unlikely hyper-vigilant thought of someone shooting me through my windows while at home.  862 more words

Dissociative Identity Disorder


Yesterday, I just wanted to leave my house. Simple really. I needed to leave my house. I wanted to just go to a store. Shop. Anything. 600 more words



Gracie could not put the blade down. She thought about the effects for a great deal of time.

Would the physical pain erase the deeply embedded mental torture? 109 more words