Category Archives: support

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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Not a fun bandwagon to be on…

A friend and I began a debate about the mentally ill last night. I have to preface this exchange by saying that this gentleman is a very highly respected professional in our community, as he has earned over and over … Continue reading

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Our Little Town Lost Another Young Life To Suicide – Disappointment Remains for Our School District’s (Lack Of) Reaction and Support

A dark cloud hangs over my small town today. The silence began this morning in my home as we prepared for the day; knowing that our routine will be replaced with a funeral before we again return to our little … 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 28

Day 28: Explain a “bad” day. Not unlike yesterday, since I have previously compared the differences of a day I feel well/sick, I will instead write today about a day in which I felt really bad. This was not THE … Continue reading

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30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 27

Day 27: Explain a “good” day. A “good day”… In a prior post I wrote about a typical day in my life both when I am ‘well’ and when ‘sick’. Thankfully there are more good/well days than sick/bad but often … 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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