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My Mental Health Journey

My Mental Health Journey

January 20 2021
It was at least 10 years before I went to therapy again.  But the important thing is that I eventually did go back and I found someone that I am comfortable speaking with which is the best feeling I could have.
I MISSED MY MOM TODAY

I MISSED MY MOM TODAY

December 2 2020
The pain is deep and it cuts through me when I least expect it. I have tried to live my life with a positive, optimistic mindset. I love with my whole heart and put my family first. I chose a helping profession so that I could improve the lives of others while also challenging myself.
"I Have A Story"

"I Have A Story"

November 12 2020
I honestly feel my parents were giving life "their all".  They were both trying to overcome their own issues, including abandonment and abuse they had each suffered as children.  I don’t blame my parents for things that happened.  They tried as hard as they could in the times that they lived in.
The Line Between the Darkness and the Light

The Line Between the Darkness and the Light

October 6 2020
I, for the first time in my life, am talking with a therapist about my life and my family. It’s a story I have lived, and thought about for many years. But there is something about telling an overview of the whole story in one fell swoop that it occurs to me that the life I have lived is perhaps not the average one.
I'M STILL HERE

I'M STILL HERE

July 7 2020
Mental Health is two words that strike fear and terror in many human beings on so many different levels.  Mental Health has so many meanings that may be different to each and every one of us.  If I could fulfill a wish it would be this. I would ask that if mental health of any kind enters your life that you meet it with compassion, understanding, and with an open heart and mind.  In doing this you can’t go wrong!
LIFE IS OUR JOURNEY... NOT OUR DESTINATION

LIFE IS OUR JOURNEY... NOT OUR DESTINATION

July 7 2020
Knowledge and experiences have molded who I am today. Right, wrong, or indifferent, I am who I am because of my past and experiences in both my personal and professional life.  My journey has a variety of twists and turns and with every twist and turn a learning opportunity was available and at my fingertips.  Dysfunctional is the new functional, me, my family and my friends are no exception.  The journey from childhood to an adult with a big girl job happened for a reason. I didn’t understand at the time, but as time has passed the reasons and purpose seems more clear.