Category Archives: marathon

My article in the August edition of ‘Women’s Running’

This came out at a great time. I sure need the motivation and reminder of what it feels like to be healthy. Thank you to Kara with Women’s Running for feeling my story was worth telling! Advertisements

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The Story. My story I will leave in Washington D.C.

I am honored to have the opportunity to speak about my personal experience with mental illness and suicide at the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) events taking place next week in Virginia and Washington D.C. I will speak to … Continue reading

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We did it!

I completed a race today that I probably would have dropped other than the fact that I felt I needed to run it for JC. I wanted the loss my town felt by his death to be known. And that … 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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(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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30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 18

Day 18: What do you wish people would understand in regards to mental illness and/or mental health? Where to begin… One year ago there was little I knew about mental health/illness. I wouldn’t expect those not affected by issues related … Continue reading

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30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 16

Day 16: How many people are you “out” to with your mental illness (es)? Why? The day I decided to become open about my illnesses was a tough one. Even in the hospital while I was still finding out what … Continue reading

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