Names have been removed to protect the identity of the sender of the above message but these are the kinds of messages I get in response to both my story and yours. That’s why I need and want your emotionally naked stories. That’s why they are important.
Stories about managing a life with a loved one who suffers from substance abuse, how you cope after a loved one’s suicide or suicide attempt, how you manage thoughts of suicide or a mental illness, a memorial about your loved one that suffered from mental illness/addiction, your grief after loss of a loved one to the above mentioned topics, your struggles in recovery or trying to get to recovery.
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My love affair with heroin ended with recovery
Radical acceptance of my mental illness
Where was God when my child died?
Even when your child is in recovery, it’s still hard
Depression and addiction do not discriminate
My best friend died of anorexia
The opioid crisis from ‘just a dad’
My boyfriend died from a drug overdose
Remembering Christopher Bryan DeShields who died by suicide
Over a year after my son’s suicide, I no longer hate being alive
Addicted, pistol whipped, raped. Help came from the most unlikely source