Giving a Voice to the Silence offers positive angles to the issue that faces those with mental illness. Living with Schizo-Affective Disorder and being able to share my experiences with others, is the best way I know how to pay it forward. Life can be difficult, my goal is to bring a bit of hope to a place where many feel there is none.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Back to "Blogger"land

I look back on the posts I have made over the last couple months and have seen a common theme - time has gotten away from me. My thoughts and ideas for posts have gone to the way side, replaced by work, work, work, bouts of mild and severe depression, anxiety and sheer exhaustion.

I still have the ideas for posts, many written, and plan to continue the original plans for this blog in the coming weeks and return it to the status it was originally intended for, sharing the world of mental illness with all who stop by, a look into the life of someone with a mental illness and more importantly the important stories from around the world.

How do you deal with bouts of depression? We all face them at some point, though many people will not admit it. By sharing strategies with one another we can help those who feel lost, or unsure how to approach their difficulties and sadness.

One thing I have found to work, not only for my depression but for stress and anxiety as well is, taking some time for myself, writing and focusing on something I enjoy. It does work, though not fool proof.

Thank you to all who have continued to visit over the past months, I apologize for my "disappearance."


  1. I'm glad you're back. I look forward to seeing you post regularly again.

  2. You are right about sharing strategies it really does help me. The thing I try to concentrate on is that depression, anxiety etc doesn't have to be permanent (although somtimes it seems like it). People can and do get better and sometimes feeling worse is actually part of recovering.
    Blogging about my experiences help me and reading the experiences of others helps remind me I am not alone (although again, sometime it seems like it).
    I look forward to reading those ideas you have for posts.