Silence like a cancer grows~ Simon & Garfunkel

It’s been a while since I’ve written on a regular basis. This entire year feels like it’s been a cluster fuck.

I’m not sure how many people suffer from Dysthymia- a “persistent depressive disorder which is a continuous long term (chronic) form…


Do you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder? Many do and they begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel sometime in March, knowing spring is around the corner.

Many people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder hang on to one thing, spring… yes, spring! How people mentally…


Many times others stories can inspire you to dig deeper within yourself and metamorphosis can take place, even if it’s temporary- keep a mental or written journal.

Many of the articles I write are Retweeted on Twitter over and over. It’s always refreshing when I receive comments online because I…


Most people welcome the morning sunlight beaming into their room. A small percentage of people dread the sunlight and will take measures to make sure their room is dark both day and night.

Do you remember when you were young and as soon as the sun began to lighten up…


Did you ever wake up one day and realize it’s been a week or more since you experienced chronic anxiety or a panic attack?

Tonight I shed a lot of tears. I was doing a bit of reflection and realized there was a time when I felt a glimmer of…


I wrote this letter while you were still alive, I never had the nerve to share it with you because you didn’t want to talk about death and dying. You were focused on living. …


It was a bitter and stormy winter evening when 6 month old Wendy was found unconscious in her play pen by her mom.

When I arrived in the Emergency room because I received a stat page, I saw a beautiful 6 month old baby lying on the gurney unconscious. Wendy’s…


I had been suffering from Vertigo for months. I had been to a few Doctors and received the same diagnosis. I decided to go to back to my Family Doctor who I hadn’t seen since it began. …


In May of 1980 it was a bright, sunny day and I was at work. I kept wishing I could just leave, that was until I received a stat page to the Emergency room.

I was working in Respiratory Therapy at the time and over the intercom I heard, “Respiratory…


She had mental health issues and her family felt angry with her. It didn’t help that those she sought help from treated her in a similar fashion, they felt she was a hypochondriac. Over time many people treated her like a nuisance, not a human being with serious needs.

When…

Lisa Gallagher

Writer with a personal interest in Mental Health & Wellness. Writing with a mission: End the labels. Photography is my hobby, life is my passion.

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