Since I am a day behind due to another crisis in my home, I am combining my posts to make it easier on me and to catch up.
One must be truly understanding of mental illness and how it affects everyone, to be able to deal with 2 people, 2 suicide attempts, in one month. First, my daughter and now her father. I am so busy trying to save everyone that I hope that all this that has been happening doesn't come crashing down on me. Maybe it will all hit me in a month when I think that I am ok, then I might be the one who needs saving. But I won't think like that. I am a strong person, strong mother. I never realized that I could be this strong and be the anchor that keeps everything and everyone safe and still. Maybe I am all the hope and stength that I need. Who knew? Who knew the broken one would be the strongest?
I know that I truly understand mental illness and all that comes with it. Turning my back on someone that truly needed my help would go against everything I believe in. I want to stop the stigma. I want people to be more aware and understanding of the mentally ill. It is real not something we make up. We are real people with real lives. We deserve to live a good life too!