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November 27, 2017
Am I Stronger?

As I often do, I told a new acquaintance about my mental breakdown.  I don’t do this with everyone – only with people who I think may make a good friend, or who seem to “need it”, or maybe I tell because I want to excuse my erratic behavior.  This woman asked me if I […]

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November 6, 2017
Suicide from the Inside

This will be the hardest piece I’ve ever written -- it is the piece I never wanted to write.  It is the piece I’m scared will destroy me.  But, it must be written as it is important and in some ways, eating me alive.  I am not a therapist.  I have no statistical studies for […]

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October 9, 2017
What People Think of You?

Over the least 3 days I’ve had several people say something like …. “But, what will people think?”  I personally have thought the following at least 20 times:  “I’m scared to do it because of what people will think.”  I know what people think …ready?  Please think _______________________________________.  NOTHING! Let me prove it! Me-Myself-Mine Take […]

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    In April 2012 I had a mental breakdown. The real thing. I have about 36 hours that I don’t remember....

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  • All of my novels, at least so far, have an element of mental illness within a character.  Decide to Hope is the most autobiographical in that I struggle in many ways exactly as the female protagonist. 
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