Mama

So my grandmother passed peacefully in her sleep two days ago. Had my husband and I gone, I wouldn't have been able to shower her with hugs and kisses. She's the woman standing in the picture, her arm around my waist. My grandfather was holding my hand. ย And finally, my aunt and uncles. This picture... Continue Reading →

Become a Mental Health Mentor!

via ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’šย May 2018: Mental Health Awareness Month Share Because You Care Be A Mentor๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess has put a call out for us to gather our links in the comments and reblog the original post in order to create and/or expand WP's mental health community, where we can mentor each other regarding... Continue Reading →

Self-Stigmatization

When I was figuring out what to write about today, this paragraph from my previous post popped up. "Relatives might ask where I am. Others might think Iโ€™m disrespectful for not being there. If I was there, I can only imagine the deluge of questions. Whyโ€™s your hair that color? Do you think youโ€™re still... Continue Reading →

The Future Funeral

I hadn't heard news this morning about whether my grandma made it through the night. Thankfully. I'll still mourn her -- especially because I made the abrupt choice to stay here, and work on my mental health. I was trying to convince myself of this, and then realized how much time I've spent in both... Continue Reading →

Out of Nowhere

As I put one arm through one sleeve and the other arm through the other, on my black, silky-type shirt this morning, I knew something bad would happen. For example, while eating yogurt, the cuff dragged across the top of the yogurt cup, which I somehow knew would happen. And of course, the yogurt smeared... Continue Reading →

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