#BeHereTomorrow

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day today. If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you know my story and my multiple brushes with death by suicide. This year, I didn’t want to rehash those stories. You can always go to the archive and read them if you wish and I encourage you to doContinue reading “#BeHereTomorrow”

The Blog Post Everything in Me is Telling Me Not to Write

Trigger warning: This post includes detailed descriptions of a suicide attempt, severe mental illness, and police misconduct. If you or a loved is in crisis, please reach out to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (United States). A quick note: The title of this post says it all: I am going to struggle myContinue reading “The Blog Post Everything in Me is Telling Me Not to Write”

We Need to Stop Making Light of Psych Wards

If you or a loved is in crisis, please reach out to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (United States). You see it on TV all the time, ghost hunter shows exploring an old psychiatric hospital. You’ve seen movies such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and you think that must be what it’s like, but it’s not.Continue reading “We Need to Stop Making Light of Psych Wards”

What You Get Wrong About My Panic Attacks

Heavy breathing, heart racing, palms sweating, crying and even screaming – I was having another panic attack. It was the middle of the summer of 2012 and I had just graduated high school, an accomplishment I was proud of. I was also having massive panic attacks at least three times daily, which were by theContinue reading “What You Get Wrong About My Panic Attacks”

Semicolon

Most people who come across me on a daily basis notice one thing about me – I’m almost always smiling and full of joy. On the rare occasion I’m not smiling, people tend to ask why I’m not. Smiling comes naturally to me, and it comes from a deep sense of joy. What people areContinue reading “Semicolon”