Tag Archives: mental illness

Suffering versus Living

The Myers Briggs Test; A fun little look into our psyche that companies will often give once we begin a work relationship with them. The company I work with gave me my first test when I was 23. My first … Continue reading

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An entitled and self-indulgent blog about self-hatred

My mother used to say to me, every time she was about to punish me for something as a teen (a less than stellar grade, or the time I got a speeding ticket for going 45 in a 35 in … 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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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 Secret Fear…

Scared…  Terrified….  I am almost crippled and sweaty; fearful of something other people do without hesitation. I would prefer to face a tiger or a snake. What is it???  Talking on the phone. Why?? I don’t know. I have no … Continue reading

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what it is to feel suicidal

I have been asked what it is like to feel suicidal. This is difficult to put into the written word. Until the moment that I was trying to die, I wouldn’t have said I was suicidal. I can better explain … Continue reading

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The Sick, Twisted Balance in my Inefficiencies

Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I first heard this term ascribed to my person in December 2012. After my suicide attempt, Major Depressive Disorder I expected; but what exactly was anxiety? Intense worry, right? I didn’t feel I was a worrier. I … Continue reading

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