Category Archives: #HoldOnToTheLight

In the Dark Hours of the Night–a #HoldOnToTheLight guest post by Charles E. Gannon

Hold On To The Light is probably advice that all of us c/should live by. But for those whose lives have been harrowed by one or more mental/emotional/behavioral challenges, this phrase achieves the status—and significance—of a mantra. Because in the … Continue reading

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The Other End of the Situation–A #HoldOnToTheLight guest post by Stuart Jaffe

When I was first asked to write this blog post for #HoldOntoTheLight, I agreed without hesitation. Then I tried to write this thing. But it hurt, so I put it away. I tried again, sitting in my office, thinking, staring … Continue reading

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Unlocked–a #HoldOnToTheLight guest post from Tracy Chowdhury

“Are you big, hairy, and scary?” I’ll never forget those words as long as I live, words asked to me by the meanest girl in my class back in 5th, maybe 6th grade. I don’t really recall anymore since I’ve … Continue reading

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One Rock at a Time–A #HoldOnToTheLight guest post by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

In ancient times one form of execution was to pin the accused down and pile rocks on them until they died. Until they were literally crushed and the breath squeezed out of them. This is an excellent analogy for depression. … Continue reading

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The Ship ‘Cruelty’–a #HoldOnToTheLight post by Wendy S. Delmater

The ship “Cruelty” Leaves selfishness as its wake It swamps your boat. Swim.   In 1989 I was diagnosed with chronic depression. And I had no idea I was depressed. I just thought I was sad, and lonely, and lazy. … Continue reading

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