Category Archives: friends

MY WISH

My Wish  What do you have to be sorry for, What is so sad about your life, Why are you in pain? Don’t bug me with your problems, I’m tired of your clouded rain.   I don’t want to see … Continue reading

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Regrets?

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?” … Continue reading

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The Caregiver

Good Friday has me inspired. Those of us who are Christians observe this day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary when Easter celebrates Jesus arising from the dead and going on to live eternal life; … Continue reading

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Fifteen Thoughts

I am joining the challenge and answering these questions as well… 1. What is your favorite word and why? ‘Mommy’ I hear that spoken by any child anywhere and I turn around by instinct. And then I immediately think about … Continue reading

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‘Coming Out’ as Mentally Ill in the Corporate World

It’s been almost 15 months since I decided my life had to end. There had been many times when I felt I might want to end it eventually, but on Nov. 30, I had the sudden realization that every breath … Continue reading

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(Recovery is a LIFE-long process) 30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 30

Day 30: What does recovery mean to you? Over the past year and two months since the incident involving me and my family I have worked hard to understand exactly what recovery means for us. Mental illness and suicide is … Continue reading

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(How My Goals Have Changed – The Legacy I Never Want To Leave) 30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 29

Day 29: What are a few of your goals regarding your mental health? A friend sent that message (posted above) to me today on Facebook. She said she read that in a book and it made her think of me… … Continue reading

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