Jessie’s Suicide Attempt

With gratitude, I’m not writing about Jessie’s suicide, but her suicide attempt. What a thing to be grateful for! Our world is not like most... Late last Friday afternoon Jessie came staggering out of her room slurring 'mum', then collapsed on the dining room floor. She'd taken an overdose of her Seroquel tablets, intending to... Continue Reading →

The Mystery Blogger Award

A lovely surprise and a huge thank you to Kate from The Colour of Madness for nominating me for this Mystery Blogger award!! Kate is an amazing mother and writer who blogs about living with bipolar and mental illness. She's a woman I admire greatly, whose courage in writing honestly and openly allows her readers to... Continue Reading →

‘The Journey is Never Linear’

I'm feeling pretty shattered at the moment and rather numb. The saying 'the journey is never linear' is so true. The bubble has burst and I'm really not ready to accept it. Nope, nope, nope. Jessie's upward trajectory was going so well, and to sound as catastrophic as it feels, that trajectory has taken a... Continue Reading →

Maybe Clouds Do Have Silver Linings…

Universe...I hope you're listening - I'm putting it out there. 2018 is going to be our year. And strangely enough, it's going to be our toughest battles that have given us our current goals.  Jessie's times in hospital have inspired her to start her pathway to becoming a registered nurse this year. For me, I... Continue Reading →

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