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  • I can only say based on my firsthand experience. It takes a level of sickness, hopelessness and disconnection from others to accomplish. Suicide deeply affects the ones left behind, the survivors. The one that takes their own life, or the one that had to deal with the only solution which is to end it… the one that thought that was the only possible or logical solution… that one is no longer suffering. They just are "no more". They are done. That feeling of being done, shut down, at the end of your own line life line of reaching for and embracing death, is a dark and lonely [...]

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    Depression sucks.  It sucks the zest of life right out of you.  Every day is a struggle.  I may not be suicidal but I pretty much contemplate the removal of my existence from this world daily. Have you ever thought to yourself,  if I could just go away, be done, disappear... that would be better.  Better than this constant feeling of anguish, anxiety and overall sadness. Those are my same thoughts.  You and I.... are not alone. But I don't want this to be just another post on what it's like to live with depression.  I think there are plenty of stories out there.  I doubt mine is all [...]

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    Anxiety sucks!  It can often be debilitating, getting into the way of our daily activities and simple thought processes.  I decided to ask my Facebook friends, aside from deep breathing exercises and medication, what is your go to solution for dealing with constant anxiety? They gave me a lot of suggestions and ideas that you may find helpful for yourself.  Here we go. 7 Drug-Free Ways to Deal with Anxiety Get moving.  There were many suggestions involving some sort of physical activity including running, weight lifting, bike riding, yoga and jumping on a trampoline for just 5 minutes[...]

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    My TEDx Talk

    September 18, 2015 | Blog | cldarling

    Let's talk about mental illness Please watch, share, discuss and watch, share and talk about it some more.  Talk to those you love about mental illness.  Talk to the dude on the street about it.  You will make a difference, I promise.

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