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My First Blog Post

06 Feb

Hello there! Welcome aboard and thank you for stopping by. My name is Chris and I am a survivor of clinical depression as well as suicide. Since this my first post I would like to publish my objectives for our time together.

 

My blogging objectives include:

 1.  Providing a positive forum for folks. This should be a safe and healthy place for our brothers and sisters to express what they are going through. To achieve this ends I request everyone’s help by practicing the following:

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♦  Offer support, not advice, when necessary. Sometimes we just need to vent. Sometimes we need to be heard. Sometimes we need guidance. Sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we need to have a dialogue when we are going through our personal valley. Sometimes we need to express ourselves in a monologue. It is up to each of us to decide with our own conscience, what our brother or sister needs when they are posting. We all want to help. I truly believe that. Sometimes we end up hurting someone when we are trying to help them. Please be kind. Please be courteous. Please be empathetic or sympathetic. Please be very conscious of this when responding. Your words. Your tone. Your intent.

♦  Express yourself appropriately. If you are having an episode or going through a valley, please let someone know. If you post within our safe room and feel the need to curse, I ask that you please use symbols in their place, or in place of several of the letters. For example, please use *@#! or f***. Freedom of speech is recognized and honored. I ask in return that you please honor my request for the sake of those who come here looking for hope and positivity.

2.  Sharing my experiences. My experiences may be similar to yours or totally different. I plan on sharing the pain I’ve experienced while surviving through my own valleys. Journaling and blogging are (from what I’ve read) the most “popular” forms of therapy when dealing with depression or mental conditions (aka, “illnesses”). Credibility and trust are built upon transparency. The more we are transparent, the more we’ll be able to help each other.

3.  Inviting guest bloggers. I’ve had the privilege of reading similar blogs on our mental situations. There is A LOT out there on what we deal with on a daily basis, or once in awhile. Since there are more developed blogs, with authors who have been posting for a while, I would like to invite those authors as guests. We should network within our community and practice reaching out.

Thank you for taking your precious time to read this. I hope you enjoy your time here, and find a little piece of solitude that captures your heart. I hope you’re able to reach out to someone in kindness and selflessness. I hope as a community, we’re able to save a life…inspire a soul.

In closing and moving forward, what are your thoughts on this…

What direction would you like me to take with the topic on mental conditions? What suggestions do you have for me?

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Posted by on 02/06/2015 in Blog

 

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2 responses to “My First Blog Post

  1. Kitt O'Malley

    02/06/2015 at 12:55

    Continue to write as you have begun. Speak from personal experience. You offer great advice in sharing what has worked for you. You offer hope. Thank you for sharing your story of mental health recovery.

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