Mental Health Mondays | Mood Disorders (Part One)

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)

We All Have A Story | Julia’s Story

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

To Write Love On Her Arms

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

Special Post: Robin Williams

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