Several months ago, I lost my voice. My original statement was going to be 'my voice was taken from me', but that wouldn't be entirely true. See I was writing often enough about depression and mental illness as a way to help myself and for anyone else struggling with the same issues. And one day,... Continue Reading →
To The Friends That I've Lost, First let me apologize. I'm sorry that we are not friends anymore. I'm sorry that my mental illnesses have caused a divide between us. And I'm sorry that you won't be around when I get better. What you don't understand is that it is hard for me to make friends. I... Continue Reading →
Healthcare regarding mental illness is seriously lacking in our country. Recently, I decided that I needed to check myself in to a residential mental health treatment facility. The choice was not an easy one for me to make. I would be leaving my husband, children and would miss significant time at work. But I knew I... Continue Reading →
When you are a child, people always ask, what do you want to be when you grow up? But maybe they should be asking who you want to be instead. So who am I? I am my husband's wife. I am my children's mother. I am my mother's daughter. I am their friend. I am my... Continue Reading →
I have a 4pm doctors appointment today. I leave work at 3:30pm and drive 30 minutes to my doctors office. I sign in and pay my copay. I'm asked to have a seat and they will call me when the doctor is ready. As I walk through the full waiting room, I notice the other... Continue Reading →
I have feelings inside me you may never understand. Feelings that lie, distort and twist the truth, But please just hold my hand.
Just as I have been going through many changes recently, so too is my blog. Bear with me while I update the look and feel of the site. It'll all be worth it in the end. - K
Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional diseases or disorders co-occurring with (that is, concomitant or concurrent with) a primary disease or disorder. Like so many people out there, I live with multiple mental and physical disorders. Each disorder on its own can be debilitating for me, but add them up and I'm... Continue Reading →
I did a thing today. Something that a year ago I would never have been able to do. In fact a month ago, when I was initially approached, I wasn't sure if I could do it.