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WHY AM I DEPRESSED & WHAT AM I REALLY AFRAID OF?

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 I'm learning that Depression is a very real and serious issue among all age groups as we have seen a high rate of suicide particularly in Hollywood and among teens. Many who have a hard time managing their depression often end up with difficulties in their personal and even professional lives. Fear goes hand in hand with depression with extreme cases ending in suicide and even posing a danger to other people. I have had struggles with mild depression in the past ( in my late teens and early 20s to be exact) and even though I was participating in life, it was with little pleasure and/or excitement. I was depressed about my life, circumstances and just the way things were going for me in general and I think it began shortly after my parents separated. I would very often compare myself to my friends and just disliked the way I stacked up to them, I isolated myself and really battled some internal demons but thankfully, I was lucky enough to come out of that dark phase and make it

HOW SICKLE CELL DISEASE PSYCHOLOGICALLY IMPACTS THE FAMILY

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Sickle Cell Disease sufferers obviously go through a lot of physical pain that most people will probably never fully understand or appreciate because for many of them, the pain they experience has been likened to being beaten repeatedly with a sledge hammer or as if every single organ in their body is being ripped apart from within.It is a most excruciating pain that I have witnessed first hand and do not wish on my worst enemy let alone someone I love dearly. The psychological impact is just as severe and requires just as much treatment and attention as it affects other parts of their lives that others perhaps take for granted: