Tag Archives: Family

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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Father’s Day; My Dad; and Mental Illness

My Dad, he is the best. No, he really is. I don’t think I had a true appreciation for him and all he has done for us until the last couple years. I have always respected and loved him, without … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst Part of Being in a Mental Hospital: Visitation

I am a 38 year old mother, wife, daughter, college graduate, executive, volunteer, member of the church choir, respected community member and I am mentally ill. Not only that; I have suicide ideation. I attempted in November 2012 and was … 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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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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