Category Archives: motherhood

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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I wish I could explain what I felt that day…a 17 year old’s story of her mother’s suicide attempt

(My daughter was asked to write a true account of an incident or something she is living with others don’t know about as an assignment for theater. It was to be written in first person, monologue style. This is what … Continue reading

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Judgement, Self Hate, Stigma, Peace and Suicide in High School (and beyond)…

I walk around the town where I live wondering if this person knows; if they’ve read my blog and can see through me; if they are looking past my smile into the pain and hate underneath. Do they know I … Continue reading

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30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 25

Day 25: What is your opinion on forced/coercion in mental health treatment? Can be legal (law enforcement or psychiatric holds) or a “helping” friend/family member? I find this to be a ‘double edged sword’ kind of situation. I tend to … Continue reading

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30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 21

Day 21: Many people say stress triggers symptoms, do you agree or disagree? In my case, I wouldn’t say this is true in every case. I have had instances of great stress and gotten through those with no signs of … Continue reading

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30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge – Day 10

Day 10: What is the best thing in regards to your mental illness(es)? The “best thing”?… Well, I suppose that means looking on the bright side of the unfortunate circumstances which I have begun to get pretty good at doing … Continue reading

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My Little; Then and Now

Her favorite things used to be nite-nite bunny and playing ballerina; now they are owls, her cell phone and practicing driving… Barney and I were her favorite singers; we have been replaced by Drake, Lorde, and Lana… Our late night … Continue reading

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