Tag: fight

For Mama, on Mother’s Day

I could write an entire book on my mother because the things that she does for me, my dad, my sisters, and my nieces and nephews are unmeasurable. I won’t write a book (this time), but what I wanted to write today is too…

Addiction

I’ve struggled with the thought of posting this because I have been told not to “look up to someone with addiction problems.” Demi Lovato, though, is more than that. I don’t want to sound like a “fan girl” but I guess I just will….

Please Stay Alive!

  I’m sitting here at the computer trying to figure out what I want or need to say. Here goes nothing… We’re losing too many people to suicide. We’re not reaching out enough. We’re not supporting enough. If you’re supporting someone close to you…

My Weight Loss Journey, part I

I mentioned last month that I was approved for weight loss surgery. Up until today, I was waiting to get psychiatric clearance. I got that clearance today so I will officially be having the surgery! I promise this is not taking the “easy way out.” Just…

Finn’s Fight

Saturday, October 7 was my birthday. It wasn’t a day I was particularly looking forward to, because every birthday of mine just isn’t great. I would say that this year was no different, but I’d be lying – it was worse. When I adopted my…

Twenty One Years

I am having to talk about my early childhood in my psychology class, and I can barely get through it. I break down crying. I have to take breaks while writing sometimes. A few weeks ago in the class, I had to talk about…

We’re Not Crazy!

cra·zy ˈkrāzē/ informal adjective 1. mentally deranged, especially as manifested in a wild or aggressive way. I hate the word crazy when it comes to mental health. It’s the epitome of mental health stigma. People believe that just because someone has a mental illness,…