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Tag: suicide

I Hit Rock Bottom

I’m an alcoholic and drug addict in recovery. I have not had a mind-altering substance since May 22, 2000.

I Tried to End My Life and It Didn’t Work

Sober Mommies I Tried To End My Life

“I’m here because I tried to end my life and it didn’t work.”
The words flew out of my mouth before I felt the weight of their meaning, and I fought back tears once it came.
I am here for so many reasons, but my life restarted the day after I tried to end it — the day I decided it was maybe worth living. The day I realized that ending my life would mean leaving her behind.

Depression Is Not A Dirty Secret

I was beyond saddened to hear the news about Robin Williams. Those who knew him keep saying that his suicide was shocking because he always seemed so happy. The more I hear, the more I feel for Robin…. Read More

What Will People Think?

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought I’d share my very first recovery-themed poem. I wrote this in May of 2000, while I was in treatment. I was approximately one week sober. What Will People Think? Waiting for… Read More