This week, October 3 - 11, is Mental Illness Awareness Week.
If you would like to read more about it, please visit the
NAMI website. I have suffered with depression for more than
30 years (with bipolar disorder). I have lost too many friends to
mental illness. There is a "Crisis Box" in my sidebar. It will
remain there always. If you ever need someone to talk to, they
are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's a free call. They
are non-judgmental. They care. They know what you are going
through. There IS hope. Sending some joy your way... Val =)
Overcoming Depression Quotes and a Verse
"Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted."
- Matthew 5:4
"Mental health problems do not affect three or four
out of every five persons, but one out of one."
- Dr. William Menninger
"If depression is creeping up and must be faced,
learn something about the nature of the beast:
You may escape without a mauling."
– Dr. R. W. Shepherd
"Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water.
They heal us as they flow."
- Rita Schiano
"The more intense your present pain and sorrow,
the greater your propensity for future joy."
"Remember sadness is always temporary.
This, too, shall pass."
- Chuck T. Falcon
"Hope is grief’s best music."
- Author Unknown
"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best
antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset.
It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens.
It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
- Greenville Kleiser
"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly,
acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all
I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing."
- Agatha Christie
"Although the world is full of suffering,
it is also full of the overcoming of it."
- Helen Keller