Is it possible to go on when our children are alive but not living? Are we destined to remain in their addiction with them? Does the pressure from society and being the parent needing to fix this weigh on you?
Mental Health Monday- Devotional for Peace
"Lord, do I have enough in me to handle this"
Mental Health Monday- Devotional for Self-Reliance
Self-reliance apart from Christ, is prison to self. We were freed from that long ago.
Their Addiction-My Journey,”A Letter to My Child in Addiction”
I hoped my words would change your thoughts. If I could convince you of your potential, ability, strength, and power, then you would embrace your worth and value. I thought if I spoke it to you loud and long enough, you would believe and find your confidence again.
Winter is a hard time for me, and everything from my mood to my metabolism and energy seems to respond negatively to cold, short days. I have battled seasonal depression for years, and I must intentionally keep myself above the waves of emotional mess.
Bipolar Jornal #80, “Broken Restored”
I tried to be the strong warrior for all, in fact my words were still fierce and meaningful. Unfortunately, the auto pilot mechanism of helping others, never applied to me.
Their Addiction- My Journey- A Confusing Truth
Within addiction, I grasp the realness of a complex problem. Outside of addiction, in the every day hurt of drinking enough to hurt those around you, I am lost.
Bipolar Life- The Journal #71, “The Struggle with Stay at Home Orders-Abuse Remembers”
Mental illness and stay at home orders.
Their Addiction~My Journey- Where Did I Go Wrong?
The impact of addiction on a family is substantial.
Bipolar Life- Mentally Ill Imprisonment
The state and federal prison systems are no place to tackle the mental illness crisis plaguing our country. They exacerbate the problems. If someone already feels isolated, suicidal, anxiety-prone, or hallucinogenic, imagine the escalation that happens behind bars.