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Judy’s Story – “You’re Not Alone”   Leave a comment

judyEVERDAY IT TOOK OVER 4HRS TO HAVE A SHOWER, I WOULD COLLASPSE ALL THE WAY THROUGH BY MYSELF AND NOT BE ABLE TO PULL MYSELF UP AGAIN, I LOST THE USE OF HOLDING MY BODY UP, THAT DAY, I WAS ON THE FLOOR JUST CRYING OUT TO JESUS HELP ME, I NEED TO HELP, AS WAS ALONE, THERE WAS NO HELP IN HE FORM OF HUMAN, IM SHARING THIS BECAUSE I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT HOW AWESOME JESUS IS. THIS BODY OF MINE THAT COULD NOT STAND HE LITERALLY PICKED UP OF THE FLOOR HIMSELF, AND HELD ME UP, HELPED ME THE REST OF THE WAY, THE ONLY TIME THE VOMITING STOPPED, I COULD LITERALLY FELL HIS STRONG ARMS UNDER MINE HOLDING ME AS I RESTED IN HIM , ARND FINISHED MY SHOWER, I HAD COMPLETELY PASSED OUT ON THE FLOOR, IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE PHYSICALLY TO HAVE DONE THIS ON MY OWN, JESUS HELPED ME GET DRESSED, HELPED ME RING FOR A NURSE, WHICH YOU ONLY WAIT HOURS FOR, TO THREAD ALL THE TUBES BACK THROUGH MY CLOTHES, WHEN FINISHED I WAS STANDING STRONG, AS NEVER HAD BEFORE, JESUS WAS IN THE ROOM WITH ME,……….. AND THEN SAID””””’ YOUR NOT ALONE,””””” AS I CRIED OUT FATHER, I CAN’T DO THIS ALONE ANYMORE I CANT HOLD UP MY BODY AND HAD LOST SO MUCH VISON COULDNT SEE WHAT I WAS DOING……….., LET ALONE THE REST OF WHAT I WAS GOING THROUGH,………. GOD GAVE ME VISON THAT DAY, STOPPED THE CONSTANT THROWING UP SHOWERED ME HELPED ME GET DRESSED, AND NEVER LEFT ME FOR A SECOND, ””””’JESUS DOES COME !!!!!!!!!!!! IN YOUR HOUR OF NEED, HE IS ALSO VERY PRACTICAL AND WILL MEET THOSE NEEDS YOU HAVE, FROM THAT MOMENT ON, WHEN I WAS ABLE TO SHOWER, JESUS KEPT ME STANDING DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY, MY LORD AND MY KING, TOUCH THE LIVES OF OTHERS THROUGH THIS AND LET THEM KNOW, JUST HOW CLOSE YOU ARE TO THEM IN EVERY SITUATION OF LIFE THEY FACE, PLEASE JUST CALL HIS NAME NO MATTER WHAT !!!!! IT IS HOW SMALL OR BIG, JESUS WILL ANSWER JESUS IS ALREADY THERE……….., JUST WAITING TO HELP YOU. …. PLEASE DO NOT LOOK AT WHAT I GO THROUGH LOOK AT WHAT JESUS WILL DO FOR ””””’YOU”””” BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU SOOOOOO MUCH, HE IS VERY PRACTICAL IN YOUR NEEDS, NOT JUST ALL SPIRTUAL HE WILL AND DOES HELP YOU, JUST CALL OUT TO HIM, I PROMISE YOU HE WILL STEP IN !!!

Posted March 4, 2014 by Hope in Recovery in Faith, Guest, Hope

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If I Could Choose to Never be Depressed I Would!   Leave a comment

depression-ADBy Angela Hill Dickson

If I could choose never to be depressed…I would choose happiness…it is not like flipping a dang switch!

I just want there to be more tolerance and for people to maybe get a bit more educated on mental health issues, rather than just assume and make stupid comments that do not help!

I say: Feel your feelings and let me feel mine. And if you cannot be helpful, get out of the way…I am in a “process” here!!

There is no other option than to support each other, because if we do not there is nothing.

Support = Love and. Love= Support!!!

Each person who has a mental health issue is responsible to do their part in taking care of themselves and helping themselves. BUT they need a strong support system, plenty of rest, to take meds if they are on them, and to be eating and healthy.

The things that can make a person shut down fast: not feeling supported, feeling blamed for situations that are out of their hands, having people resent them for their mental health issues, and more. Life is hard for everyone…life gets complicated, marriages suffer, kids suffer.

People might think: WHY feel so depressed? You have so much! You have kids, a husband, friends, clothes on your back, vehicles, food, etc. Yes, I have all of that and I am VERY thankful for the blessings I have, but I cannot change the chemical imbalance in my brain, I cannot control the rapid cycling of thoughts and emotions, the bad thoughts just come, the feeling of hopelessness that can just drop out of no where, the irrational fears, the pain. If I could control all of that, I would be different! I apologize to my kids all the time that I am sad. Kaleb (12-year-old son) looked me right in the eye yesterday and said: “It is not your fault, Mom…I know if you could choose to be happy, you would be. When you are happy, you are wonderful!” And he hugged me and I cried. He has more compassion and understanding than most adults. And that makes me sad, too. That he has had to grow up processing everything and having to be so mature and adult in this. It hurts my heart that my kids see me sad. I try very hard EVERY day to be positive, to find the things to be hopeful for and to be thankful for my blessings. Some days are harder and I reach out. Some days are worse and I just want to hide. but EVERY DAY I am still fighting….
I am not lazy or stupid or mean. I am suffering with a chemical imbalance in my brain. I am a work in progress. I am hopeful for the future. I am ME and I accept that. And all I want to do is be accepted….just as anyone else does. And that, my friends, is ALL I can do.

Then and now – From Diagnosis to a Gradual Recovery. I am no longer ashamed… (via The Beauty of Being Untypical)   1 comment

I hope you enjoy this powerful story of hope and courage. Kait does not only tell her story, but she educates others regarding her illness and gives encouragement to helpful insights to others with similar struggles. I look forward to continued collaboration with her. I hope you enjoy and are inspired by her words as I was!.

Since birth, or so I was told because I obviously can’t remember, I was extremely anxious and “clingy.” I stayed close to my family as young person and never rebelled or took the risks as some of the other children and teens would, but I have my own share of experiences too. I was almost always attached to my mom’s hip and that kept me feeling safe. It gave me a sense of internal comfort that I was constantly lacking like an endless starvation. I … Read More

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