Category Archives: the depression pages

The Cockroaches

Who knows how and why the demons come and go from the room in my brain. They are cockroaches. They consume without hesitation, without empathy, without mercy. It is deafening as they infiltrate my mind. I clutch and frantically flail, grasping for the withering memories of happiness, laughter, peace, and hope. But my grasp weakens and the crumbs […]

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Depression On Paper

This post is the start of a series I’ll be posting on mental health and my experience with depression and other mood disorders. I’m kind of terrified to publish it. It’s my darkest, my deepest, it’s my real. It’s scary to show people real, I mean, I’m always real but this is… this is ALL […]

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Why Jesus Christ is Important in My Life

I spoke in my church services a few weeks and while I don’t often (ever) share thoughts of a spiritual nature here I feel inclined to share the experience and words I spoke over the pulpit. There are many questions I have within my faith, and there are many cultural aspects of it I don’t agree […]

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A Depression Confession

Hi there, My name is Sharon Johnson. I’m depressed, anxious, a mood cycler, and I need to be medicated. If this sounds like the start of an AA meeting, it kind of is. It’s my introduction. It’s my confession. It’s the umpteenth time I will make a commitment. This time I’m hoping it will stick. So […]

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It’s beautiful, isn’t it?

  “Hey! I need to talk to you!” Said the old man smiling while staggering closer to me, clinging to his cane and wife’s hand. “Me?” I asked, completely perplexed what this stranger would have to say to me. I was walking through the park with a group of women and kids,Pratt  was strapped to […]

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