Tag Archives: Health

Day That Remains Unnamed

I remember being cold and that it was dark but not so dark that I couldn’t see what was happening. There was a light, that’s right… one light was on. I was crying without making a sound. I can’t recall … 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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Letter to Brian: May 30, 2014

*A friend recently wrote a blog about the comments my CNN writing brought about. Some were terrible, but most were lovely. This is my response to her. I HIGHLY recommend her blog, by the way.* Laura, I love this post. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the ‘Teacher’ who discouraged my child:

Dearest ‘You Know Who You Are’,   This isn’t an attempt to correct a wrong, although it should have been corrected long ago. This isn’t a ploy to get you in trouble, as I am not even going to use … 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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My CNN piece just went live.

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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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