Just for today,

Let me cry.

Just for today,

Allow me to break.

These feelings bubbling up inside me,

Are more than I can take.

If I collapse under the pressure,


Pick me up.


Don’t leave me.

Hold me.

Tell me that everything will be okay.

Even if you are lying,

I will believe you.

-Amber Hoholek


Toddler hurt by razor blades on local playground

What the hell? What kind of sicko does this?

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A two-year-old was hurt after razor blades were placed on playground equipment at Millennium Park in East Moline.

A police department spokesman said police found several razor blades glued to various pieces of equipment at the park, at 5101 Archer Drive, just before 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014.

“Officers collected the razor blades and other evidence,” according to a statement from East Moline Police Captain John Reynolds.

Reynolds said a two-year-old child was injured.  The child’s mother says he will be okay.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Capt. Reynolds at (309) 752-1552 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at (309) 762-9500.

Razor blades taped to playground equipment photo shared by Nicole LeAnn via Facebook Razor blades taped to playground equipment photo shared by Nicole LeAnn via Facebook

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Five Stages Of Depression

Thought Catalog


On the onset of a major depressive episode, sufferers will most likely ponder a series of questions: How could this happen? Where did it come from? Why does mental illness have to be so stigmatizing? It’s a mix of denial and anger, similar to the first two stages of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s famous model on death and dying. Although her model outlines the coping process for the terminally ill, I believe the same logic applies equally well for sufferers of depression.

Formed after interviewing thousands of terminally ill patients in the late 1960s, Kübler-Ross’s hypothesis became a breakthrough in the field of near-death studies. Over the years, people have found solace knowing that acceptance, the fifth and final stage, is possible. Although depression is not a fatal diagnosis, for those suffering, thoughts of death will loom heavy. Some may feel death has already arrived, floating through a worldly existence they…

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