Posts Tagged ‘Sharon M. Young-Maliszewski’

The lucky random winner of this month’s fabulous giveaway (an autographed copy of author Sheryl Griffin’s book, A Scarlet Cord of Hope) is… *drumroll*

Sharon M. Young-Maliszewski!!

Congrats, Sharon!! I will contact you for more info – I know you’re going to love this inspiring and uplifting book!


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By Sharon M. Young-Maliszewski

You stand alone or so you think

Never with another at your side

The tears fall with every blink

Wondering why it is you

Reaching out to one that will listen

Never realizing they truly understand

Bearing your soul with every word

Slowly, the hand reaches out

You are never alone

As I stand with you

Sharon has suffered from clinical depression in the past, though she is healthy today. She lost her youngest brother, Dennis, to suicide on 16 June 2001. He suffered from depression and tried to end his life many times. He always called Sharon when he was suicidal, but the night he completed his suicide was the first time in 13 years that he did not. Sharon knows inside that his suffering is over and he is safe. She feels that education is the key to beating the stigma associated with mental illness, and that we have to share our stories so we can help others.

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