The Lasting Story Of Suicide

The Lasting Story Of Suicide

When someone kills themselves, it arouses all kinds of responses. Disbelief.  Despair.  Anger.  Confusion.  Fear.  Overwhelming empathy for those who loved that person.  Deep sadness for the one who faced that excruciating choice. If famous, like Robin Williams, we...
20 Years Ago Today

20 Years Ago Today

20 years ago today. Everything changed. 1 year prior to that, I had started to write a book. “No One’s Mother.” I remember typing the first words.  Tears streaming down my face. We had moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas from Dallas.  I was studying for...
3 Steps Out of Hidden Depression

3 Steps Out of Hidden Depression

I have been writing about hidden depression. The person who no one would suspect, behind those smiling eyes and cheerful, “Good morning!” was thinking of driving off the road.  If it weren’t for her kids. Or his family. What a horrible way to live....
Surviving Wars Within: A Memorial Day Tribute

Surviving Wars Within: A Memorial Day Tribute

Remembering those who have protected us from harm. That’s what Memorial Day is all about. My dad rarely talked about the war.  He was in the Philippines.  WWII.  He loved telling a story about letters my mother wrote. They were just dating back then.  She would...
Perfectly Hidden Depression: How You Started Hiding & How To Stop

Perfectly Hidden Depression: How You Started Hiding & How To Stop

It is a little ironic. Going viral with a post about hidden depression. I both was and wasn’t surprised. 3 weeks ago, I wrote the Perfectly Hidden Depressed Person post (PHDP).  There was an extraordinary response.  I thought my laptop had some sort of strange...
The Perfectly Hidden Depressed Person:  Are You One?

The Perfectly Hidden Depressed Person: Are You One?

You have seen her. She looks great.  Smiling.  Not overly done up.  She has what looks like a good marriage, maybe a couple of kids.  Maybe she has her own career outside of being a mom; maybe not.  If she does, her life looks balanced. She’s still close with...