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It’s Complicated

CC image courtesy of Flicker, Studio Incendo. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Laurie Works’ blog. It was originally published on June 18, 2015. When I tell people about my relationship with my dad now, sometimes they’re surprised. For one, I still talk to him. A lot of people think this is weird. I think… yes… but he’s my dad. I

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Depression Presented by Suzanne Davidson

The worst part of being depressed isn’t the numbness, it’s the lies that depression makes you tell yourself.

It tells you that your best friend on earth hates you. It tells you that if you were to confide in someone that they wouldn’t care. It tells you that you are the biggest disgrace to ever walk the face of the planet. You might reject these lies for a while but eventually you start to believe them.

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We Are Less Fragile

CC image courtesy of Flickr, Carlos Andrés Reyes. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published as a guest post in a series on March 2, 2016. Mary, the writer of this post, blogs at Threads of Stars.  I grew up believing that I could break other people, break myself, break the world, with the

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The Joseph Story, Like You’ve Never Heard It Before

CC image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Laurie Works’ blog. It was originally published on January 9, 2014. Once upon a time, the story of Joseph nearly ruled my life. You know, the biblical story of the dude who had 11 brothers who betrayed him and sold him into slavery in Egypt. I was Joseph. Sold

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