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Reflections

Reflections A short story based on true events, By Chelsea Walker   A wave of hot air washed over her as she left the air-conditioned grocery store.  She almost didn’t … Continue reading Reflections

The Mental Illness Box

When I was a very young child, my brain and mind were free and open to see and create beautiful visions for my life. I had a lifetime to make … Continue reading The Mental Illness Box

Journey to a Diagnosis–The Series

It’s hard to sum up about 17 years of ups and downs with mental illness in just a few posts, but that is what I have attempted to do in … Continue reading Journey to a Diagnosis–The Series

Goals in Mental Health Recovery

Yesterday I introduced a new series on the blog. My real life journal entries during some of my toughest times. My Mental Illness Journal. Today I want to talk about … Continue reading Goals in Mental Health Recovery

Recognizing the Signs of Suicidal Thoughts

My First Thoughts on Recognizing Suicidal Thoughts I have been through some of the worst suicidal thoughts over the past ten years. I have never been great at recognizing how … Continue reading Recognizing the Signs of Suicidal Thoughts

Journey to a Diagnosis, Part III

Today I will write the final chapter in my Journey to a Diagnosis series.  Find the rest of the story here and here. When I got home from the inpatient … Continue reading Journey to a Diagnosis, Part III

Maybe I Shouldn’t Care so Much

I have been talking to my husband in recent days about the struggles I am still having with depression.  I confessed how I often feel bad that I haven’t done … Continue reading Maybe I Shouldn’t Care so Much

Gratitude–a Game Changer

According to Google Dictionary, A game changer is defined as “an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something.”  … Continue reading Gratitude–a Game Changer

My advice for the Mom with Postpartum Mental Illness

Because both of my depressive episodes occurred during the postpartum period, I have learned a little bit with regard to how to handle this situation.  Most of it, I learned … Continue reading My advice for the Mom with Postpartum Mental Illness