Trust - it's the backbone of any relationship, whether it be romantic, friendship, personal or business. If you didn't develop a trusting relationship with those close to you as a child, you will struggle to form healthy and trusting relationships as an adult. You will be on either far-end of the trust spectrum, but nowhere… Continue reading I Can’t Trust You
You were stronger than most people, Considering the past, Misunderstood by more people, Who were deadset to run fast. You stuck out for the future, Never knew the present, Hid your past, But everyone knew it. The day finally came when your blind eyes opened, Realized the present wasn't what you had hoped… Continue reading The Present
Not everyone with an illness is going to look sick and not everyone going through hard times in their life will make that information available upfront - especially if they don't trust the audience. This past week, I've anxiously awaited word on when my cousin's funeral will be held so that I can begin the… Continue reading When the Mental Health Community Discriminates
Jessica gives a personal account on why Tetanus is still a concern in the US.
The grief process at work and detailed information on how Jessica obtained closure on Heather's passing.
Update: Justin Lewis turned himself into police on 1/21/18 and is cooperating. Thank you to everyone who shared this story.
A quick update - more blogs and vlogs to come soon.
Today's vlog episode talks about achieving milestones in depression-remission, fighting the battle of PTSD, and how I created my own new therapy - Lego Therapy. "Before you give up and take flight, attempt the FIGHT - Ask if it's PTSD." - Check out Life After Depression on my Quotev blog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irEzythxizg&list=PL-luD42Ac42OsRdP3DtekN_M1mYx5wci2
Some days, you just want to quit. The rest of the days, you aren't willing to give up so easy. You have some fight left in you to make it one more day. Eventually, you realize that you're staying alive for all the wrong reasons.
Encouragement for those going through life-changing events, especially a job/career change.
A step-by-step guide to help you create your very own method of dealing with stress.
An initial thought of the relationship between my Dad and I doesn't produce enjoyment or happiness. However, I have been focusing this year on remembering the good with the bad and accepting both sides, in order to promote my healing. I would equate this journey to that of diamonds. Diamonds are only rare because we… Continue reading Dad – I Hate You, but…
I've cried a lot these past two and a half weeks. As many of my followers know, my cousin was murdered 1/14/18 - I found out 1/16/18 via a vague Facebook message from my Mom. I sent my cousin a FB message to confirm what I was hearing and received no response. But taking a… Continue reading She’s Not Coming Back
"Has anyone considered hiring someone [else] to [kill] them? I can't go on like this." The post came through my newsfeed and struck my heart, reminding me of the days prior to 2016, when I was at the same point of suicidal ideation and would do anything to escape the prison which everyone else considered… Continue reading Considering Suicide? Read This – There is Hope
When I didn't get the position that I applied/interviewed for, I was crushed. I went into the bathroom and cried. I told myself that I needed to pull myself together and rely on my coping skills to make it through. So, I did. I asked for feedback from my manager, my colleagues, and relied on… Continue reading Breaking PTSD Links and Chains