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- Recovery from mental illness is ongoing and not always perfect
- Medication is a customized process that will take
The SpeakUp5k is an event intended to inspire conversation about mental illness. I went alone and right before it started, a young lady named Bethany came up and introduced herself and we ran together. She knew Charles and she was also friends Cal Riley who died by suicide almost 2 years to the
I am a grieving mother. Even though it’s been over a year, I have moments of sadness when I want, need, to cry. Not a wail fest followed by a flood of tears. Just a tearful moment.
I don’t always need to be distracted, or talked out of my tears. I need to release them, have you understand
This “hole in my heart” from Ellen who lost her son from an overdose and as a result she and her husband have become advocates and facilitate peer support and outreach to those who have lost a loved one to an overdose.
This is not just suicide awareness month but recovery month as
Somedays you feel like an empty shell–the grief so heavy your heart hurts. I miss my boy every day. And some days it’s so much harder. Today was one of those days.
I loved how Charles would ask me to lunch, give me hugs and come seek me out to talk to me. He’d remind Richard to get
by Carly Stansfield
If I had to describe myself in one word, it would be fighter. Throughout my whole journey I have had to fight day in and day out to find happiness. I have had to fight for the one thing I have always wanted the most, full recovery.
I’ve always had insecurities and struggles–the
This one came from Trinidad and Tobago from my friend Virginia. Kitty cats are soft and cuddly. And comforting. Charles found comfort in animals. His preference might have been dogs but he loved all animals as long as they had fur. They loved him.
He’d walk in as a stranger and if that household
Join me with guest Summer DeCoste as she tells her story about coming back to life after a suicide attempt. What’s recovery like? Medication? How has stigma affected recovery? Submit questions! This is Summer’s first time speaking out on this subject.
A recording will be posted on the