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I Told the Truth in My Sister’s Obituary, So that Others Might Choose to Live

Posted March 24th, 2016 at 9:16 am (UTC-4)
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My sister’s depression fed on her desire to keep it secret and hidden from everyone. I could not save my sister. I could not reach my sister through her depression…. I can only urge others to distrust the voice of depression…. I can tell everyone that will listen that depression lies.

What If Physical Illness Were Treated Like Mental Illness?

Posted March 21st, 2016 at 12:01 pm (UTC-4)
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One of the most widely believed and most damaging myths is that mental illness is not a physical disease. Nothing could be further from the truth….Many may believe the patient is…in control of their affliction, which can lead to insensitive or uneducated statements such as “Have you tried … you know … not being depressed?”