• My Mental Health Story

    My Mental Health Story

    How my Mind Became My Enemy is my mental health story. In these words, I share how my mind, negative thinking and living in the past created a firestorm in my life that almost killed me. Since it is Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought I would highlight this four-part…

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    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 4

    I lost 16 of what should have been my most productive years to mental illness. I really can’t tell you how many psychiatric hospitalizations that I had during this time because I lost count. My mind was so mired in the events of the past that there was no today…

  • How my Mind Became my Enemy Part 3 - #mentalhealth #mentalillness #depression

    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 3

    When I woke up in ICU the next day, I knew this had been very different from before. This time there could be possible damage to my liver and kidneys but what we really different was me. I was scared this time. I knew that if something did not change…

  • How my Mind Became my Enemy Part 2 - #mentalhealth #mentalillness #selfharm

    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 2

    I woke up in a hospital, not the kind with private rooms and nice nurses that bring you medication. This one had a person watching every move I made. I was allowed a pillow but no blanket, shoes but no shoelaces and bathroom privileges but no privacy. My mind had…

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    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 1

    To say that my twenties were turbulent would be putting it mildly but to put it bluntly, I was an emotional mess. My life was out of control and the prospects of it getting better seemed slim to none. There were several things that happened in my mind that created…