Tag Archives: PTSD

I Used To Be A Runner…

Not a great one, not even a good one, but I was a loyal runner. Running made me feel good. It made me ‘okay’. On days when I was angry, run down, the worst of my depressive and suicidal moods … 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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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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How I have stayed alive since I tried to end my life

*A blog reader asked to have my email address so she/he could ask me a question. It was a very important one and I felt it a good idea to post both question and answer here. It helped me see … Continue reading

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‘To make what I did wrong right’

Originally posted on What happens now?:
This week we hear from Christine O’Hagan, who writes about opening up to colleagues and others as a high-achieving Texas businesswoman. Good timing, as the director of psychology at a top-ranked U.S. psychiatric hospital…

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30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 26

Day 26: How is your day-to-day life affected by your mental illness (es)? It is difficult to pin down any effect mental illness has on me because, depending on the day and the state of my illness at the time, … Continue reading

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30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 23

Day 23: What is your opinion on therapy? (It can be any type, some examples are: group therapy, talk therapy, social skills training, exposure therapy, ERP, DBT, CBT, ACT, marital counseling, and many more) “Therapy”. The word itself is soothing. … Continue reading

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