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This will be a short blog today…

I have been participating in some interviews since my CNN article came out and one question they all seem to ask is, “If you had to take anything back, what would it be?”

Well, naturally, they are expecting I say that terrible day, but I honestly don’t know that I would. It was horrible and it did damage to me and my family, but it did evolve into my getting the help I so badly needed and we are all so much closer now.

Also, without ‘That Day’ I would not be advocating and writing on the subject; I would still be hiding and in pain. I wouldn’t have helped myself and then I would not have been able to help anyone else.

So in summary, I wouldn’t take back a thing. I am me because of the DNA I have, the life I have lived, the scars I have inside and out and in some cases; the choices I made whether ill or healthy and I wouldn’t change where I am or who I am today.

No Regrets!


About Christine O.

I had been a young, single Mom to two girls for ten years; until March 9, 2014 when I married my soul-mate Jason. I’m a former 20 year+ full time executive in a demanding field turned business owner (this year); marathon runner, daughter to the perfect parents, oldest sister of a highly successful ‘normal’ younger brother and ‘functional’ single-mother (of 3) sister, coach, boss, best friend, member of the church choir, volunteer for the local NAMI, AFSP, and CASA organizations, and have over time become well acclimated to the world of mental illness after a life changing event or two. I have also become known in my community as the one who takes on the High School year after year in attempts to have a Suicide Prevention Program in place (as in Texas statute). My goal in writing, blogging and learning as much as I can about such subjects is to defeat stigma associated with brain disease, preventing suicide in the future, and saving my family.
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