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fb.me/OkToSpeakUp   You Can Change a Life. Follow It's Okay, a dmcmom early intervention initiative. Together, we can change lives; save lives ; Thank you all for your support, likes, and comments... Birthed from the pain and isolation of depression, hopelessness, and despair, the It's Okay Nonprofit Organizationis an early intervention suicide prevention initiative to educate and promote … Continue reading YOU Can Change A Life, Follow on fb

1 Month Since I Chose LIFE; To My Life Support, Thank you

On December 13th 2018, someone posted this on fb, it appeared on my feed - touched my heart... among the multiple match flick attempts to spark hope back into my life https://youtu.be/kMSDD619o7o .... then, https://youtu.be/CZAz4NCUPck But then, ... information on Robin and an email from fisp a couple days prior... https://youtu.be/Fm0isCG1aBM I have no idea … Continue reading 1 Month Since I Chose LIFE; To My Life Support, Thank you

Ellie the Elephant – My Fear, and Shame (Part 1)

There's No Health Without Mental Health. Care for your mind. Care for You. dmcmom Less than a month ago, I had a strong desire & a plan to end my life. A glimmer of hope and spec of energy to fight, however, (among other reasons I may or may not explore) inhibited me from doing … Continue reading Ellie the Elephant – My Fear, and Shame (Part 1)

Suicide Letter, Now What?

So I made the decision of LIFE two weeks ago. (My original suicide letter can be found by clicking here, or by going to the main page.) I've documented what I've been up to. Suicide or self harm is never the answer. I keep telling myself this despite my feelings. Because, the truth of the … Continue reading Suicide Letter, Now What?

So… My Therapist Says I’m a Woman of Extremes

Yeah... ... you got that right. I refuse to re-read or edit my entries because i want this to be as authentic a diary as possible. and because i have an issue with perfectionism... whether or not my reasoning is sound... it is what it is and it is what i'm doing so, oh well … Continue reading So… My Therapist Says I’m a Woman of Extremes

#ChristmasEve, a very unmerry?

Click Here to share where your Commitment to Mental Health Awareness stands for 2019 I met the most creative and sweet lady a week and a half ago while in the hospital. I don't remember her name, let's call her Cara for now. but she was very bright. she loved to read and solve jigsaw … Continue reading #ChristmasEve, a very unmerry?

Reminder to self RE Parenting…

When my kids are older and mad at me, going to therapy for late 2018... for being exasperatingly sad, mad, or just plain annoying and seemingly unloving, ... when i'm tempted to feel guilty... Remember,... Shanique, you're doing great... They much rather this temporary period of discomfort, difficulty, (and mild trauma from your absence unless … Continue reading Reminder to self RE Parenting…

Hi! (: How are You, really?

It was early 2005 when I immigrated to the States. I resided in the bustling County of Miami-Dade, South Florida; more specifically, the city of Hialeah. For those of you unfamiliar with the area, Hialeah is a place of vibrance. busy. beautiful. and basically 95% Spanish or Latino in my opinion from the looks of … Continue reading Hi! (: How are You, really?

The Dark Side of the Bright Side

I'm remarkably good at looking at the Bright side. I've had to be. But what kept me alive as a child (let's call it "Annie Syndrome" for now), that is, always looking forward to the hope that lies ahead; My fascination & borderline obsession with tomorrow... "Tomorrow will be or has the opportunity to be … Continue reading The Dark Side of the Bright Side

Voice – Silent No More

(Written 12/15/2018 while inside the Hospital, Baker Acted for fear of self-harm) I'm putting my diary out there for the world to see. To serve as a voice in the void of silence. For those also trapped and unheard. This voice will not be consistent. Some days, I can guarantee will be sad. But there … Continue reading Voice – Silent No More

My suicide letter – To my life support 💕 Thank you

I finished writing this about an hour ago. I had a plan. I was in complete despair. And I was convinced that this was the best way. The only way. it was supposed to be released and sent tonight somewhere between midnight and early morning, like 1 or 2 am. But then, God save my … Continue reading My suicide letter – To my life support 💕 Thank you