Mental Health Resources and My Own Story

You are Enough – Free Download

Friends, whether you are here at the end of my sharing my mental health story - or if you have found the link to my free download elsewhere, I'm so grateful to have you here and to be able to share some of my heart with you! This post is was written as the culmination...

My Mental Health Story Day 7 – Living

Recovery doesn't happen in a straight line. This is what they told us at the outpatient treatment I went through after being released from the hospital. They drew this swirly line... one loop d loop after another on the board... and I had no idea then exactly what it...

My Mental Health Story Day 6 – Hospitalization

Today, I am going to talk about something that I notice a lot of people get squirmy about.... There is something about being in a psychiatric inpatient hospital that makes people anxious... I think it is a lot of it is some of the preconceived ideas that I shared...

My Mental Health Story Day 5 – Emergency

Why don't we talk more about hospitalization??? I'm not talking about for surgeries or broken bones, I'm talking about psychiatric inpatient care. I held SO much fear over the idea of being hospitalized. I had in my head, ideas of straight jackets and locked hard...

My Mental Health Journey Day 4 – Desperation

  Yesterday I talked about desperation... today I want to tell you about what it was like, what the of feeling suicidal was actually like for me.   I think we use that term.... but there isn't a lot of awareness or understanding for what it means. I think...

My Mental Health Journey Day 3 – Acceleration

  In 2009 - it was literally only a matter of months from the time I started feeling that first sense of things being "off" in February to things being so severe that I needed to be hospitalized in May. This is why I am ALWAYS really quick to say "GET HELP" when...

My Mental Health Story Day 2 – “Wrongness”

  As someone who had known depression on and off, I wasn't necessarily surprised to feel the weight of depression coming on - but what did surprise me 10 years ago is that it was hitting me during what should have been one of the happiest times of my own life...     I...

My Mental Health Story Day 1 – I am a Survivor

  September 9th - 15th is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week this year friends! It is something that is SO close to my heart that I wanted to take some time each day this week to open up the conversation about mental health by sharing my own story with you -...

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