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the eyes are not reliable. not windows. not mirrors. my ears have eroded, leaving two broken telephones. “what i told the doctor”  Sabrina Benaim, from her new book Depression & Other Magic Tricks

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clementinevonradics: Patron Saint of Manic Depressives, Clementine von Radics Thank the stars for this miracle.For the way we work our broken fingers through the dirttill we convince the good to grow there. New poem up on Write About Now Clementine von Radics new poem touches on the messy complexity of art and mental illness (like […]

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I love Beth Evans’ simple but poignant cartoons. Besides her tumblr, also check out her instagram.

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Frightened Rabbit: Death Dream  Almost three years ago, I wrote about Frightened Rabbit’s release State Hospital: “There are days when I hate pretty much everything, except my little island of people and the way Scott Hutchinson pronounces the word threadbare. I’m not sure whether listening to Frightened Rabbit is helpful or not, but it feels […]

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Mary Lambert – Lay Your Head Down A beautiful song poem about all the reasons we cry. Mary Lambert sure knows how to play my heart strings.  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Happiness is not good enough. Don’t rest on happiness. I mean it’s okay and I hope you are all happy, but we got to do more than that. Toni Morrison Just one of many thought-provoking statements by Morrison in a 2010 conversation with Angela Davis on libraries, literacy, and liberation (and so  much more) The […]

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Every breath is labored. You are dying. You are going to die. It’s terrifying. And then when the attack is over, the depression is still there. Once, my stepdad asked me, ‘What does it feel like?’ And I said, ‘It feels like I’m desperately homesick, but I’m home.’ Sarah Silverman On What Panic Attacks Feel […]

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tyrannyoftheurgent: clintscoffeepot: “Depression turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives and without the verbs. You don’t remember where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions … You become: bed, shower, socks, coffee, keys, obligations.”— A Series of Nouns Comic book Clint is everything to me This is so on point it hurts.

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Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced… . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. J.K. Rowling 

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The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain, but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire. You […]