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Worthless

Photo taken by contributor Amanda Sapp, a single mother in her thirties from Alma, Georgia. Amanda has struggled with severe depression for many years and was recently diagnosed with type 2 Bipolar Disorder. She is in the process of adjusting to medications and her new normal, and finally finding her laughter again.

About this photo: “You are not the worthless they made you feel.

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9 comments on “Worthless

  1. Hamster Patrol
    March 11, 2016

    Powerful and moving.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ksbeth
    March 12, 2016

    wonderful -there is great power in this.

    Like

  3. tessbloggs
    March 12, 2016

    Thought that this post was very moving and honest- much respect for posting this 🙂

    Like

  4. Fashionable Librarian
    March 12, 2016

    Sigh…

    Like

  5. taleweavering
    March 12, 2016

    Powerful — those are words I write on my mind. To write them on her body is brave.

    Like

  6. iampeacenow
    March 12, 2016

    Painful but powerful.

    Like

  7. god[isms]
    March 13, 2016

    Thanks for being brave and sharing. The process of adjusting to meds, dealing with family’s reactions, dealing with all of our own internal battles along with “what does this diagnosis mean?” is hard. Just know that you’re not alone. Together we can get through the darkness and into the light…and the laughter!

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  8. johnberk
    March 15, 2016

    I know all of this too well. Depression, anxiety, that feeling on inner emptiness and internal organs pressing against one another. I know it too well, and I’m trying to get away from these feelings. Sometimes, it helps me to just read stories of other people, who are struggling with the same problems as I do. You give me hope that one day, everything will turn to be OK, and I will live the way I used to before my condition developed to an unbearable amount. In my case, I portrait my illness as a winter beach, empty and lifeless, only with distant sounds of waves.

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  9. Cla-c
    September 26, 2016

    amazing !!! How I feel today !!

    Like

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