1. Elephant in the room” is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.

    i.e Me, and my “illness”

    I Write about my struggles with depression, AspergersΒ syndrome and anxiety. If you have questions, please ask. I like to think this blog is a little reminder to anyone who ever feels alone or hopeless that you are not the only one.

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  1. Hello, lovely human! I wanted to follow your blog since we both deal with bouts of depression and anxiety! It’s not so lonely when you have friends in the blogosphere who can understand what you’re going through.

    Stay awesome & keep blogging,

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  2. Thank you for liking me post A warm welcome to a new guest Author, joannr7..and her first contribution..Am I What They Think I Am. This is a special project that I jope will grow nad grow, and it has been a pleasure to welcome a new quest Author aboard

    As Bri says, there are so many of our voices around, and it is good when we can speak to and help each other to get through the dartk days, and really understand

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  3. I really appreciate the metaphor you use here. I’ve only recently become more outspoken about my darkness, depression, anxiety, etc.. And they always look at me like I have three heads when I mention that sort of thing. Thanks for the like and I look forward to reading your blog (and if you enjoy my poetry I’d love it if you subscribed πŸ˜› )

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  4. Hi. I was only too happy to tell anyone and everyone who would listen about my depression. It seemed that the more I tried to explain the experience to others I got more clarity for myself. One thing became a self evident truth to me. I tried to commit suicide in 1999 and I realized that I didn’t want to die only to stop living with the pain. I diligently take the medications I am prescribed to ensure I never again plunge into that terrible abyss. I do have days when I’m depressed but never allow myself to sink. If I find the medications are not having a positive effect I go back to visit the psychiatrist to discuss other options. I NEVER want to go back to that dark dark place again. Anyone who is willing to share experiences of depression is, in my mind, a hero! Thanks for being you

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  5. I enjoy reading your blog and can certainly relate. I am new to blogging, just a few days into it. I appreciate you reading the part of mine that you did and hope you will continue to. My thoughts are very unorganized but maybe I will get better at blogging. I look forward to your future posts. It is surely encouraging to know I am not alone in this type of thing. Best wishes.


  6. I came across this blog while trying to find parents of kids with Aspergers. Psychologist doing ADHD testing blind-sided us and said he thinks our 7-year-old has it (even though he is very talkative with people). I struggle with depression and anxiety myself, so it’s nice to find another blogger I can relate to. πŸ™‚

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  7. Even though it may be true that we’re all one–and I believe it is–in some ways everyone’s pain is unique, and this is what makes us feel lonely at times. I wish you the best in your ventures and hope you find happiness and satisfaction. Thanks also for taking the time to read and like my blog piece. I really appreciate it.

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  8. Thank you for liking my blog. Although I usually blog about writing I had to mention this time how depression can so easily stop you in your tracks in all walks of life. I will keep an eye on your blog from now on. x

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  9. Hey, I’ve just started blogging and I’m thankful to know I’m not alone. I wish I could be more honest with myself, and maybe start to heal instead of hating every move of mine. Thank you.

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  10. Hello. Thanks for liking my post today and well done on your blog. May you stay positive in your battle. Regards, eLFy. πŸ™‚

    p.s. the thing I like about your Elephant symbol is the heart in the middle. People forget that the heart is at the centre of all our emotional thinking.

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  11. hello πŸ™‚ I came to your blog because you liked my post, Okey Not Okey. I went through your blog and found out that you too, suffers from bouts of depression. It happens to me and hits me really hard. I just wanna say, you’re doing a great job staying alive and keeping a beautiful blog! Lots of love ❀ ❀ ❀

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  12. Hi,
    First of all: I love the way you start each of your posts.
    Second of all: I admire you sharing your experiences.
    Third of all, I want to let you know that I’m going to be a huge fan of yours so prepare yourself to see lots of my comments in your next posts.

    Best wishes,

    Giulia x


  13. Thank you for liking my post, ‘The Task”. I love the whole concept of the ‘elephant in the room.’ I have PD and I am that elephant it seems wherever I go. And with my PD comes the extra gifts of depression and anxiety. I look forward to reading your post. I’m going to follow you as it is essential that we support one another. Thanks and I will see you in cyberspace.


  14. Your blog looks really interesting and I look forward to reading more. I too suffer from anxiety and depression. I relate to a lot of what you have written. I have a ten year old autistic son who is my whole world! β™₯ One day at a time…


  15. Great work, keep putting it out there, I feel the same way, and it is good to know you have support out there from our blogs. People who care


  16. Hey there, thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post πŸ™‚
    I suffer from depression, that’s why I know how hard it can be do deal with every day life. No matter where you are now, please never forget that you aren’t alone πŸ˜‰

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  17. Hi, Thanks for liking my post about ‘view from the bottom of the well’ book last week. I suffer from depression, anxiety and ocd and have only recently felt confident enough to admit it to anyone (online or in person). Your blog helps me feel more confident in admitting it and not feeling so embarrassed/ashamed as I have done so for so long. Keep it up:)!


  18. Elephant in the room, your blog is currently included on our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please click on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site to personalize your blog’s description.
    Thank you.
    Judy (An Autism Observer)


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