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    Sarasota, Florida
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    Antiques, Astrology, painting, collectibles, music, (most genres'), My two gorgeous white Poodles, The Gulf of Mexico, sand and surf, and swimming. Dining and dancing, theater. I am Widowed.
    My three grown children. TWO darling grandson's (Sam & Max!)
    Sam was born on New Year's Day! He is & Max was born in Feb Bucks Co PA!
    I have adorable twin granddaughters, born Oct 3rd in FL!
    Two darling older granddaughters, (in FL), (I am a very YOUNG Grandmier, I might add.) Now, just happened in a blink of an eye...! I am a twice Great-GrandMama! They are Gorgeous baby girls! I am A DF member since 2001 and a DF Owner since 2004~
    I Am and still and always will be Under Construction :coopwink:

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  1. Welcome Darlene Dunkley! Depressionforums.org/Forums is a peer to peer community, solely dedicated to eliminating the stigma that surrounds depression and mood disorders through information, education, and advocacy. Founded in 2001. Continuing in 2004, our organization’s ongoing Mission and Vision is to continue to fight the Stigma of Mental Illness, encourage, inform, and inspire the public about Mental Health. We are here for you! There is no illegal drug that cures mental illness by far! We do not post about illegal drugs on here. Please refrain from posting about illegal drugs or any personal experiences you may have had with them! After five visits (posts) you may visit the Substance Abuse Forum (PM Forum Admin or Staff for the password to get in)! Again welcome and we hope you visit here is a helpful one! ~Lindsay. Forum Administrator Owner, DepressionForums.org
  2. Good evening Members No, no one ever said you were excluded from search results. Hidiety you did not read our Terms of Service, etc. before or when you joined DF. If you click on this link it is a page under our original Terms of Service (ToS) It explains what a Forum is about, how it is run. Period. You are not making anything more aware, it has been published since 2004! cherryapplez2020 Sweetie, you had the right Idea Most members do. We warn our members before and after they join about the INTERNET not to use their personal identification, etc. Lindsay, Forum Administrator, Owner Are mission and vision is to help members with their MH, not to frighten them.
  3. Prycejosh1987 I hope by now that your sleep problems are gone and you are off Nozinan! I took out this new members link as they know nada about FORUMS and did not see you have not been here for almost a year! Please let us know how you are doing as you have not been around for sometime now and we do care! Be Well, Lindsay
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  5. This is a good thread, but if I have to keep getting notified by IPS to approve songs, then I will close it. I have no help at the moment. These are your forums, please be aware
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    Memorial Day

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    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day May 30 This U.S. federal holiday is observed on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. In 2022, Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 30.
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    Mother's Day

    Mother's Day Unlike holidays with a set date, Mother’s Day has more to do with a specific day of the week than a specific date. It always falls on the second Sunday in May each year. Not that good with mental calendar math? We’ve calculated the dates for the next five Mother’s Days for you: Sunday, May 14, 2023 Sunday, May 12, 2024 Sunday, May 11, 2025 Sunday, May 10, 2026 Sunday, May 09, 2027 What is the history of Mother’s Day? Even though mothers have existed since the beginning of humanity, celebrating Mother’s Day as a formal holiday is a fairly recent invention. It begins, like so many Mom stories, with a powerful bond between a mother and daughter. Ann Reeves Jarvis, known as Mother Jarvis, was a mother and Sunday school teacher in rural West Virginia—until the Civil War broke out in 1861. She became an activist for human rights and mothers, no matter which side of the blue-gray divide they were on. To begin, she organized “mothers’ day work clubs.” These clubs taught mothers basic health, hygiene, and child-rearing skills to fight the unsanitary living conditions that caused so much death and disease in young children. She went on to organize “women’s brigades” to help wounded soldiers and a Mothers’ Friendship Day to improve relations between former Union and Confederate families. After all, if anyone can calm down a heated argument, it’s a mother. Mother Jarvis’s daughter, Anna M. Jarvis, was her devoted disciple and served beside her mother. As Mother Jarvis’s health declined, Anna became her caretaker, devoting years to her beloved mom. On May 8, 1905, Mother Jarvis died of heart complications. Anna, by then a young mother herself, was devastated by the loss. In 1906, she invited friends and family to a special church service to honor her mother on the one-year anniversary of her death. She handed out carnations, Mother Jarvis’s favorite flower, to all the mothers in attendance. (The origin of Mother’s Day flowers, perhaps?) It was such a moving tribute, she and her loved ones decided to keep the tradition going each May. They broadened the celebration to include mothers in general. Jarvis went on a campaign to spread her favorite holiday, writing letters, petitioning politicians, and talking about her mother to anyone who would listen. In 1915, her efforts paid off. President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day an annual national observance in the United States to be held on the second Sunday of May. Make sure you also check out these mom quotes that will make you want to call her. Why is it called Mother’s Day? T More perplexing than the question “When is Mother’s Day?” is the question of why the holiday’s name is singular, not plural—Mother’s Day, not Mothers’ Day. Anna Jarvis was adamant that it be dedicated to just one mother. Its purpose, she said, is “to honor the best mother who ever lived: yours.” Another way to honor your mom: Create a photo album of mother-child moments and decorate it with mother-daughter quotes, mother-son quotes, tender words, and inside jokes. Funny mother-daughter quotes “Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter’s mouth.”—Victoria Secunda “Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around.”–Barbara Delinsky “Yes, it’s quite amazing how I continue to shock my mother, even after all these years together.”–Eloisa James “My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives and organ donors.”―Carrie Latet “By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong.”—Sada Malhotra “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”—Erma Bombeck “A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.”—Ben Sirach “Just do everything we didn’t do and you will be perfectly safe.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald “I keep seeing myself in my daughter, and I see my mother in me and in her. Bloody hell.”—Julie Walters “I’m going to see my mom. She’s a big mucky-muck in the county school system. She’s my hero. How do I explain her? She is as respected as Mother Theresa, as powerful as Stalin, and as beautiful as Margaret Thatcher.”—Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation If you’re looking for more laughs, these funny quotes and mom jokes are guaranteed to get a chuckle.
  10. Lindsay

    Cinco De Mayo

    Many people in the U.S. associate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, tacos and partying, but the day has more meaningful origins in Mexican history. It commemorates the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when the Mexican army secured victory over France during the Second Franco-Mexican War. What is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated on May 5 in parts of Mexico and the United States. The day commemorates the victory of the outnumbered Mexican army over the French army at the 1862 Battle of Puebla during the Second Franco-Mexican War. Contrary to popular opinion, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico’s independence. The actual Mexican Independence Day falls on Sept. 16 and celebrates the ‘Cry of Dolores’, the call to arms that launched the Mexican War of Independence. Today in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is actually a relatively minor holiday, according to History.com. It’s mainly celebrated in the state of Puebla, where the battle occurred, but other parts of the country do not typically mark the day in any major way. In the United States, on the other hand, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a more widespread celebration of Mexican culture and traditions. Cities around the U.S. celebrate the holiday with events highlighting traditional Mexican dancing, music and cuisine. When is Cinco de Mayo? “Cinco de Mayo” means “Fifth of May” in Spanish. This year, the holiday falls on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Cinco de Mayo History The Battle of Puebla, commemorated by Cinco de Mayo, has come to symbolize Mexican resistance to foreign invasion. In 1862, French troops attempted to establish a monarchy in Mexico to gain influence in North America. The 6,000 French troops sent by Napoleon III outnumbered the ragtag army of Mexicans led by General Ignacio Zaragoza. However, the Mexican troops defeated the French troops and forced them to retreat. The Battle of Puebla was not a major tactical victory during the war, but it boosted morale and became a symbol of Mexicans’ cultural pride, courage, and resilience. LIFE 25 Cinco de Mayo Facts, Plus the History of Cinco de Mayo APRIL 19, 2022 – 6:30 AM – 0 COMMENTS 75 By LINDSAY LOWE @linzlowe Happy Cinco de Mayo! We’re looking into some common questions people ask about the Cinco de Mayo, including ‘What is Cinco de Mayo?’ and ‘What’s the history of Cinco de Mayo?’ and ‘Cinco de Mayo facts.’ Many people in the U.S. associate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, tacos and partying, but the day has more meaningful origins in Mexican history. It commemorates the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when the Mexican army secured victory over France during the Second Franco-Mexican War. Read on for more about Cinco de Mayo history, and 25 facts about Cinco de Mayo. What is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated on May 5 in parts of Mexico and the United States. The day commemorates the victory of the outnumbered Mexican army over the French army at the 1862 Battle of Puebla during the Second Franco-Mexican War. Contrary to popular opinion, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico’s independence. The actual Mexican Independence Day falls on Sept. 16 and celebrates the ‘Cry of Dolores’, the call to arms that launched the Mexican War of Independence. Today in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is actually a relatively minor holiday, according to History.com. It’s mainly celebrated in the state of Puebla, where the battle occurred, but other parts of the country do not typically mark the day in any major way. In the United States, on the other hand, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a more widespread celebration of Mexican culture and traditions. Cities around the U.S. celebrate the holiday with events highlighting traditional Mexican dancing, music and cuisine. When is Cinco de Mayo? “Cinco de Mayo” means “Fifth of May” in Spanish. This year, the holiday falls on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Cinco de Mayo History The Battle of Puebla, commemorated by Cinco de Mayo, has come to symbolize Mexican resistance to foreign invasion. In 1862, French troops attempted to establish a monarchy in Mexico to gain influence in North America. The 6,000 French troops sent by Napoleon III outnumbered the ragtag army of Mexicans led by General Ignacio Zaragoza. However, the Mexican troops defeated the French troops and forced them to retreat. The Battle of Puebla was not a major tactical victory during the war, but it boosted morale and became a symbol of Mexicans’ cultural pride, courage, and resilience. Related: 12 Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Ideas 25 Cinco de Mayo Facts 1. In 2013, Americans spent more than $600 million on beer for Cinco de Mayo, according to Nielsen. 2. Not every Mexican state celebrates Cinco de Mayo. 3. About 36.6 million people of Mexican origin lived in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Pew Research Center. This includes immigrants from Mexico and people who can trace their heritage back to Mexico. 4. In 2017, the Corona beer company lit up New York City’s famous Times Square Ball to resemble a lime wedge, and hosted a ‘Lime Drop’ to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. 5. Some cities around the country, including Denver, Colo. and Chandler, Ariz., hold an annual Chihuahua Race in honor of Cinco de Mayo. 6. In 2005, Congress declared Cinco de Mayo an official U.S. holiday. Related: 50 Delicious Cinco de Mayo Recipes 7. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in a few other places around the world, including Brisbane, Australia, Malta and the Cayman Islands. 8. Americans drink an average of 3.5 alcoholic beverages each on Cinco de Mayo, according to a survey from Alcohol.org. 9. Americans drink more tequila than any other country, according to the drinks market analysis firm IWSR. 10. Cinco de Mayo became a ‘drinking’ holiday in the U.S. in the 1980s, when beer companies targeted the Spanish-speaking population in marketing campaigns, according to Time. 11. There has been a backlash against Cinco de Mayo celebrations among some Latino communities in the U.S., who object to the holiday’s commercialism and portrayal of Mexican stereotypes, according to the New York Times. 12. In the past, Americans have consumed more than 80 million pounds of avocados on Cinco De Mayo. 13. There are about 54,000 Mexican restaurants in the U.S. 14. Americans spend about $2.9 billion on margaritas every year. 15. Los Angeles’s annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is bigger than the one that takes place in Puebla, Mexico, where the holiday originated. 16. Forget the tacos: one of the most popular traditional dishes in Mexico for Cinco de Mayo is mole poblano, a rich sauce made from chocolate and chilis. 17. The colors traditionally associated with Cinco de Mayo are red, white and green, reflecting the colors of the Mexican flag. 18. A lot of “Mexican” foods we eat in the U.S. aren’t actually an authentic part of Mexican cuisine. Dishes like hard-shell tacos, nachos, and burritos, are considered “Tex-Mex” creations. 19. President Roosevelt helped popularize Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the U.S. with his 1933 Good Neighbor Policy, which he enacted to improve relations with Central and South American countries. 20. On Cinco de Mayo, a Hard Rock Cafe in the Cayman Islands hosts an annual air guitar competition. 21. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is known as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). 22. The Battle of Puebla is re-enacted every year in Mexico City. 23. The city of Longmont, Colo., celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Chihuahua beauty contest, in which they crown a King and Queen Chihuahua. 24. Many 2020 Cinco de Mayo celebrations have been canceled or transformed into virtual gatherings due to the pandemic. 25. Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken called Mexico’s Independence Day, but that falls on Sept. 16.
  11. Welcome, KalahariDessert Please start posting in different forums your story with different context in each one, wherever you can, to get different reactions to help you from our wonderful members! Our members are here to help as well as to get help and many are experienced with the same struggles and disparities that you have had to overcome or are now experiencing. Please do not hesitate to reach out to members I wish you well, hugs ~Lindsay, Forum Administrator
  12. The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on a Sunday, Yom Hashoah is observed on the following Monday. In the United States, Days of Remembrance runs from the Sunday before Yom Hashoah through the following Sunday. 2022 Thursday, April 28
  13. Lindsay

    Passover

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    Wishing a very happy Easter and Passover to everyone who chooses to celebrate, and best wishes to all for an enjoyable holiday weekend with your families. Lindsay Depressionforums.org
  14. If you are considering suicide - this is your first place to visit on this forum!! THERE IS HELP AVAILABLE!! Popular PostPosted May 25, 2014 · IP (edited) If you’re feeling suicidal, please read this. I originally wrote this for World Suicide Prevention Day. It is aimed towards someone who may be considering taking steps towards ending their own lives. If this is you please read on and I hope that you can find something in these words that makes you see that your life is precious. I may not know you personally but if I could I would reach out and hug you first and foremost. You may feel alone in this world and like there is no point in carrying on but this is simply not true. While I don’t know you, the fact that you are struggling and feeling like this is the only option shows me that you are a person who can feel things so deeply and I believe that whatever you may have done there is at least one person who does care deeply for you. If you can not think of one then let me tell you that I care about you. If I didn’t I wouldn’t be writing this. If you are still reading then thank you for not turning and running . That shows that within you there is strength to confront what you are feeling and also hope that maybe there is something else you can do to avoid this, what to you may feel like is the only, course of action. You are doing so well just reading this and trying to see if there is something you can do and I hope you can hold on to this however tiny it may seem. Thank you for still reading. I’m now going to offer you some things you may like to do before you go any further. You don’t have to do them but I hope there is one thing here that may help you. Here they are: Call, text or email someone, explaining how you feel, if you can. This could be a friend, relative, medical professional or a charity helpline. The Samaritans offer non-judgmental advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take a bath or shower and try to relax for an hour. In this time try to think about yourself and treat yourself with respect. Write one thing that you can do. It may be that you can take some lovely photographs, it may be that you make a brilliant meal or it might be that you always make yourself available to others. There is, I’m sure, one thing that you can do. Do that one thing that you can do. Go for a walk if you feel that you can do so while still remaining safe, If possible make sure that someone knows where you will be going and how long you plan to be. This gives you a chance to roam in mind as well as body but still keep in mind that people are waiting and wanting you. Draw, write or do something creative. Don’t worry about how it turns out. Exercise. Maybe lift weights or run. Sleep. I hope there is something there you can do. I hope upon hope that the first option is the one you choose. I believe that other people are our biggest weapon in fighting the thoughts that are currently pushing you to your limits. You still reading? Great. You’re doing really well to keep going and I’m proud of you. Truly proud of you. I know how hard it is to get this low but you’re still with me and that is a massive positive. I hope the intensity of your suicidal feelings is subsiding slightly or you have managed to find something to hold on for until you can get the support you deserve, and yes you do deserve it no matter what your brain is telling you. You are on this planet and that makes you special. There is probably someone, you may not know who, but someone who loves you and is glad you are alive. I’m glad you are alive as I know you have huge potential if you have made it this far, think about it you’ve read all this written by me; that is an accomplishment. I’m going to leave you now. I hope you make the decision to live. I know it is a big decision to make and may seem scary but I believe that it is the best decision you can make as it holds so much opportunity for the future. Please get help and if you feel that you are at immediate risk of hurting yourself then I ask you to go to Accident and Emergency so that you can be kept safe. You deserve to be safe and happy. Thank you for reading and know that I am thinking of you and hoping you can see the good in you that others can. One last hug. *hugs* -Lindsay, Admin PS If you are still feeling this way, and still want to take down people in your school, etc..I would think twice about it, as you can be reported... People care about you as do I, but we care about others as well. Lindsay, Administrator Depression Forums, Founder
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