4ZB5FoykTh_OOG1MtDYjPt87VfU Positively Depressed: A to Z Challenge: Truly Understanding

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A to Z Challenge: Truly Understanding

























Since I am a day behind due to another crisis in my home, I am combining my posts to make it easier on me and to catch up.

One must be truly understanding of mental illness and how it affects everyone, to be able to deal with 2 people, 2 suicide attempts, in one month.  First, my daughter and now her father.  I am so busy trying to save everyone that I hope that all this that has been happening doesn't come crashing down on me.  Maybe it will all hit me in a month when I think that I am ok, then I might be the one who needs saving.  But I won't think like that.  I am a strong person, strong mother.  I never realized that I could be this strong and be the anchor that keeps everything and everyone safe and still.  Maybe I am all the hope and stength that I need.  Who knew?  Who knew the broken one would be the strongest?

I know that I truly understand mental illness and all that comes with it.  Turning my back on someone that truly needed my help would go against everything I believe in.  I want to stop the stigma.  I want people to be more aware and understanding of the mentally ill.  It is real not something we make up.  We are real people with real lives.  We deserve to live a good life too!




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  1. Oh my goodness! Praying you'll have the strength needed to help your family. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the prayers! They are much appreciated. And thanks for following me. I am stronger than I ever imagined. I am on my way to visit your blog :) Much <3

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  2. Hi Jamie. I am sorry to hear of suicidal issues in your home as you struggle yourself with depression. I am saying a prayer for you right now. May God help you get the word out about the needs of those who suffer with mental illness. You are right. You are real people with real lives who need real solutions and real love. God bless, Maria at Delight Directed Living

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    1. Thanks for the prayers! It is very much appreciated :) We will be fine. God bless you too, much <3 Oh and thanks for stopping by. I am on my way over to your blog now :)

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  3. Oh @#!$&^#! Not the greatest days! I'm so sorry to hear what you're going through. It wasn't until I went to the hospital Emergency Department in a suicidal mindset that I got some additional help that I really needed. and still need. Things are better, but I can't say they're great.

    So, yeah, I truly understand.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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    1. Thanks for being so loyal and understanding. Since my daughter went to the ER, it has helped her to see things in a different light and now she wants to get the help she needs. It is ok just to be ok :) Things cannot be great everyday. Much <3 to you.

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  4. Holy smokes, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You never know how strong you can be until being strong is all you can do.

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    1. Thanks so much for being so thoughtful :) I think I couldn't even make up the stuff that happens to me sometimes. Unbelievable. They say that God only gives you what you can handle but man, I am glad God moved on to someone else LOL
      Thanks for stopping by, hey at least i keep my blog interesting.

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  5. Hugs and prayers! Mental illness runs rampant in my family. I recall my grandfathers drunken suicide calls...when I was four years old :( its dehabilitating and a serious disease and yet its not dehabilitating in a sense, as its not weird, its normal, no stigma needed, if I make sense.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and prayers to you :) Yes it can be very dehabilitating. Not to worry you are truly making sense. Thanks for understanding, Have a great Sunday! Please come back, my posts aren't always that serious, but I do like to keep it real here. :)

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  6. Jamie. Im so sorry your family is going through this. Its never easy to deal with depression but it's really tough at its extremes. It cant be an easy time there. Sending you good vibes and thoughts. Hang tough.

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    1. Thanks for the good vibes! I definitely need good, positive vibes :)

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