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Share Your Truth Project: Sarah

I met Sarah when she was working in my little town as a teacher. I met her at a party when I was still drinking. Our first conversation consisted of me trying to convince her that she had to be older than me because I graduated in 2006 and she graduated in 2008—hello—6 is smaller […]

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Share Your Truth Project: Gaylene Bruce-Moyers

  I have known Gaylene since middle-school. I always saw her house a place of comfort when things weren’t as good at my home. I thought she was Superwoman–and I still do. She works hard in every aspect of her life. She’s kind–generous–beautiful–healthy–and smart. She has this quality about her that can’t be explained, you […]

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Share Your Truth Project: Darlene Starr

Darlene Starr is an all around amazing person. She is modest and doesn’t understand why I think so much of her. It’s hard to explain–she is just one of those people who uplifts others and never brings anyone down. She has inspired me with her attitude and as much as I know about the way […]

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Share Your Truth Project: Writing by Brandon Forseth

My goal in doing Share Your Truth was to share stories and values from other people. I’ve learned from so many people and I want to offer as much helpful information on coping, grief, health,  and strength–while using positive rhetoric to uplift the soul. I want to engage a wide audience in order to touch as […]

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Share Your Truth Project

  This month alone my blog as been viewed by readers in the United States, Kenya, Ireland, Canada, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Spain, and New Zealand. I’m so happy to have the opportunity to reach people in so many places. I don’t know, honestly, if I’ve truly helped anyone. I am hopeful and the outlook […]

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Indecent Exposure

Indecent Exposure Sometimes writing about my life candidly makes me feel free and empowered. Other times, like now, it makes me feel naked—vulnerable—exposed. I feel like everyone is looking at me and laughing. Why didn’t I keep my secrets as my own? Then no one would have the power to use them to hurt me. […]

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Shooting Up To Success: My husband is my hero

Shooting Up To Success: My husband is my hero I have made leaps and bounds in my recovery. Not only did I straighten my life out but I have exceeded every personal expectation, finally reaching a peaceful state. There are many cogs that were essential in achieving success. Therapy, hard work, and using my medication […]

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A Mother’s Choice: Taking responsibility for another life.

A Mother’s Choice: Taking responsibility for another life. I remember holding my brand new baby and loving her more than I knew I could love. I also remember being shamed by a nurse. She told me that I should think of the health of my baby; referring to my use of medication. A decision that […]

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Postpartum & Opening That Door to Enlightenment

I was overwhelmed with emotion that I felt out of control. Some nights I imagined myself screaming and crying because I had lost my little girl. I had visions of myself mourning and I thought of how it would feel to never know what my daughter would grow into. I was so scared and so in love with my precious little girl.

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Little Thoughts, Big Feelings: Mental Illness & Motherhood

I thought for a long time that I would never have children. Not simply because I wouldn’t but because I shouldn’t. I had so many negative thoughts leading me to believe having children wasn’t the right path for me. Is it selfish to procreate when you are mentally ill? Most humans have an inherent desire […]

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Session Snippet: The Psychiatrist

“One thing I have learned is that the medications she prescribes only go so far; without the therapy provided my Community Counseling Solutions, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”