Donna Smaldone
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Wednesday / November 30 / 2011

Rescuing “me” inside Depressed Me

My cherished siblings Deborah and Mark [Christmas 2007 in Westminster, Maryland]
My cherished siblings Deborah and Mark [Christmas 2007 in Westminster, Maryland]

So… it’s 2:30 in the morning and I can’t sleep. Not really sure why. Just “one of those nights”, I guess. It’s times like these my mind seems to ponder the deepest. So after about three hours of wide-eyed tossing and turning, I opted to get up and write a note to my most cherished siblings. Read the full story…

Thursday / September 22 / 2011

The journey of depression through vulnerability and rain

Rainbow after a South Carolina storm, as seen from my parent’s kitchen window (look closely… it’s actually a double-rainbow)

Depression doesn’t mix well with rain. To me, rainy days are like depressed days, vulnerable and crying. Whether you’re a depression sufferer or not, rainy days tend to be… well, depressing. Read the full story…

Monday / September 05 / 2011

Dealing with depression: a personal story

News of social media guru Trey Pennington’s suicide spread rampantly across social media channels last night, forcing me – and thousands of others – to look squarely at dealing with depression. And for me, it’s personal…

I Have Depression, Too. Read the full story…