“People tend to think of suicide as not seeing or appreciating the good in their life, but that’s not it. Usually there’s a little bit of good, a lot of bad, and no break from any of it, so suicide is about wanting to be free; free from the relentlessness of life. If you don’t like your job, you take a holiday; if you’re tired from housework you take a break; but when it’s your body and brain causing the difficulty, there is no escape.”
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“But now I know that I’m not a mistake. I wasn’t created ugly. None of us are.
Sometimes I look in the mirror and see ugly. Sometimes I get caught up in looks and weight. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t still find some sort of self-worth in how much I weigh. But that’s why I choose recovery. That’s why I choose to fight and try to help others through my story. I am nowhere near perfect, but I hope I can encourage and inspire others.”
I have schizoaffective disorder, but that is not who I am.
I continue to see posts on various sites from professionals who preach about “breaking stigma” and speaking out about mental health issues. While I think this is great, it hurts to see these same professionals continuing to promote stigma by refusing to give more than a few words on their own issues. I have been […]
I have had ups and downs with recovery since Cedar Point. I have had to break up so-called friendship because it was bringing me down and I felt like I was being pulled under the water. It is like treading water on a choppy day at the ocean, but then having this person say things […]
According to John, all we have done to help the mentally ill is: “nothing, not anything, very few things, not much, and prison.”
Humans, and especially children, are hard wired to be resilient and rise above abuse. We grab onto a glimmer of hope, health, and love, to make that our guide to recovery. From around 6 years old I remember being verbally and physically abused by my Mother. She would call me fat and ugly, even though […]
A brave young woman shares the story of how she believes she developed her eating disorder and how she got through it. Dropping Keys would love to have you share your story, either written, artistic, or video. Please feel free to submit your story here.
I became unwell at a very young age after my Dad’s illness caused a lot of fear, anxiety and confusion around food. Age 6, the school reports state that I wouldn’t work with the other children in group work and I rarely spoke in class. Age 7, I remember banging my head against the school […]