The following are the top 15 most popular posts published here on Defying Shadows. Let's recap shall we? 15. I'm Fine! We've all seen the meme's on Facebook and Pinterest, the ones that say that if a Woman says she's fine, she is anything but that. Sometimes this is true, and sometimes it is not, … Continue reading Our Top 15 Posts!
People with mood disorders experience moods outside the normal range that are longer in duration with more severe symptoms. (Tweet This). There are two main forms of mood disorders - depressive and bipolar. In this post (part one), we will discuss depressive disorders first. Outward Signs of Depression Physical Appearance: A person who is depressed … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays | Mood Disorders (Part One)
The following post is shares the story of a young girl named Julia. The following is parts of what she considers her story! This all started why, because I was shy, because I didn't say hello, because I wasn't "nice". We need to stop this, bullying nearly killed me twice. When my depression started it … Continue reading We All Have A Story | Julia’s Story
The past few weeks during our Flashback Friday's, I have shared some of my deepest and darkest moments. The recovery process was not easy. It was the hardest few months of my life. But with a lot of prayer, many hours of talking to counselors, and the belief that one day I would get better, … Continue reading Not Perfect… But I’m Healing!
I want to start today's Flashback Friday with a warning. Today's post will have some very serious material in it, which can be very triggering for those who struggle with suicidal thoughts. If you feel that this could cause you pain, then please close your browser immediately. If you are under the age of 18, … Continue reading Giving Up.
Last week's Flashback Friday brought us back to a summer night back in 2009, where I went with my youth group to a camp's worship night nearby. Today we will pick up where we left off. While at the worship service, there was a girl there; one none of us knew. She announced that night … Continue reading I Feel Your Pain!
Today we are going to talk about an organization that Defying Shadows likes to support in any way that they can: To Write Love on Her Arms. To Write Love on Her Arms is a “non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for individuals struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists … Continue reading To Write Love On Her Arms
Are you having a bad day? Have you hit your limit? Are you ready to throw the towel in and just give up? Take your hand and place it over your heart. Feel that? That's your purpose; you woke up breathing this morning for a reason. Do Not Give Up. We have all heard that … Continue reading I Quit! [Why Giving Up Is Not The Answer]
With the recent death of Robin Williams, I felt that it was only right that we take today to discuss the cause of his rather sudden and unfortunate death. Depression. What is depression? Webster's Dictionary defines Depression as: a) an act of depressing or a state of being depressed; pressing down : lowering. Let's stop here. I find … Continue reading Special Post: Robin Williams