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You People ROCK {And Feature Friday too!}

I can’t believe the warm response I’ve had from you guys after my last post about feeling low. I truly believe that honesty is the best policy in regards to depression and other mental ‘hiccups’ – no one gains a thing by hiding depression. You guys have been overwhelmingly supportive in your comments and emails and tweets, and it really means a lot to me to have such good friends. Even if I haven’t met most of you personally, I still feel like we’re friends. And it also means a lot to have you share your experiences with depression – talking about it is the first step toward getting better.

So I’m doing a few computer chores, and then I may try to sew, or I may take myself off to the shops to get a bit of fresh air and exercise. Either way, I’m not pushing myself too hard to do anything. I think I may go to the GP next week as well, just to check in, get my thyroid levels done, and talk to her about how I’m feeling.

This week’s features are brought to you by my lovely sponsors:

Julie at Intrepid Thread has this beautiful bundle of Pretty Little Things by Dena Designs for only $26.25!! 

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Tara of Happy Momma Quilts made a lovely tote bag using an old sheet – sweet! 

Ellyn of Ellyn’s Place made a couple of sweet tote bags using a fabulous tutorial from Pink Penguin – I adore the London fabric!

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12 thoughts on “You People ROCK {And Feature Friday too!}

  1. And what I didn’t put in my comment and should have done was that I have suffered from depression in the past and although I suspect it is different for each person and what works for one won’t work for another so advice (even though I gave you a load) is often pointless, I do think that knowing that other people know that being depressed is nothing to do with having a bad day or feeling shit or feeling down in the dumps, it’s more to do with being all alone in a deep, dark bottomless pit that you wonder if you will ever come out of, can help. By which I mean that friends who have suffered before will have a much clearer idea of where you are than friends who haven’t. Whether that’s any use to you, I don’t know but, when I’m feeling like that, it helps me feel a little less alone. XXX

  2. At the end of the day know 2 things my friend: you are loved and you are not alone in your struggles with depression. I’m just happy you are getting the support you need. Hugs!

  3. sounds like you have a good plan! Seeing the GP & getting the thyroid levels checked are both good ideas. Thanks for another feature my friend…

  4. This isn’t self promotion – go to my blog and read my recent posts about depression – I hope it’ll help you the way it has helped me – just remember – you’re not crazy. depression is a medical condition with real symptoms and real medications to help you feel better. And it’s ok to talk about it! Feel better soon!

  5. I’m glad you posted today. I woke up wondering if you were doing ok and planned to e-mail you when I saw your post. Have a good walk and enjoy the sights. Hugs.


  6. I know how you feel Jenna as I am a sufferer too-I recently tried hypnotherapy with fantastic results,could you give that a try?

  7. Hang in there Jenna, I can totally understand how being stuck at home can really bring a person down. Can you at least sit outside and soak up some vitamin D in the form of sunshine? I’m sure some fresh air will do you some good. Hugs!

  8. I’m glad you got some great comments and have a plan. I have bipolar disorder too (yikes did I just say that online!?) I really hope you start feeling better!

    also, thank you for featuring me, it made my day 🙂

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