The Time My Mom Saved My Life

By | November 4th, 2017|Categories: Book Excerpts|Tags: , , , , , , |

It wasn’t all about a boy, but I remember being pretty worked up over him. He was breaking up with me and I just couldn’t take it. There was just too much stress. It was the weekend before graduation and he was breaking up with me…or “just a break” as he called it. So I said [...]

How To Reprogram Negative Self Talk

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Guest Post|

Written by Victoria Crossman   “Fuck, I’m so fucking stupid. I can’t believe I did that.”   If you have mental illness, it’s likely you’ve had these kind of thoughts.   I have chronic depression, PTSD, PMDD, and SAD.   I used to struggle with these thoughts constantly.   “No one cares what you have to [...]

BE NOT AFRAID; Thoughts On Shootings

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Story Time|Tags: , |

When I became a parent my fears intensified. Beaches went from being a place of leisure to shark infested, riptide filled horrors. Strangers went from being mysterious to perverts and predators who are watching me. Then, my biggest fear (being shot) went from unlikely to likely. Shootings, like anyone else, shake me to my core. My [...]

Three Years Sober

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Story Time|Tags: , , |

Today marks the anniversary of my move from Massachusetts to Connecticut. This anniversary means a lot to me. It's the anniversary of the end of my abusive relationship, it's the anniversary of when I finally got help for myself. And it's the anniversary of the beginning of my sobriety. Three years and one day ago I [...]

A Letter To My Child About My Illness

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior, Story Time|Tags: , , , , , , |

You. You, my love, are everything. You are my reason for waking up in the morning, the person behind my smiles all day. You are a miracle to watch. You are smart and kind, and you have a beautiful wonder behind your eyes. You have my heart. You deserve all the good in the world. You [...]

To My Best Friend With A Mental Illness…A Guest Post

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Guest Post, Mental Warrior|

Sweet Soul Sister: You are strong. You are beautiful. You are loved. You are intelligent. You are worth it. You are my person, my anchor when the storms hit shore, my sweet pea. You are, in every sense of the word, my soulmate and best friend. I love you when you can’t love yourself, and even [...]

When You’re Not Who You Used To Be

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior|Tags: , , , , , , |

I'll be the first to admit it, I used to be a pretty awful person. There was a time in between being naive and unaware, and the (more) awakened person I am now that I was just an absolute wreck. I grew to be flaky, and couldn't explain myself. I was mean to some people. I [...]

To The Friends I’m Convinced Hate Me

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior|Tags: , , |

Hello/Hi/How are you? You tell me we're friends. You tell me you love me, that you enjoy my company. You tell me you like talking to me. We've been friends for blank numbers of years, we share countless or counted memories. But my head says different. My head says you feel sorry for me. My head [...]

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