Tag Archives: Parenting

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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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 12

Day 12: What do you think about your diagnosis in general? I have thought so many things about my diagnoses. In the beginning, while hospitalized, I was numb still. My only concern while there was to get back to my … 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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The last blog (1 Month) prior to the attempt, TITLED: For all the single mothers

***** I wrote this and posted it to my Facebook page one month prior to my attempt. I remember the day I wrote this. I was giving up on my relationship progressing to something serious and saw myself in the future … Continue reading

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