I think it is important that I “reblog” this! It is such an important story to tell.. Please support my friend in her quest for healing.

Gemstones Buried In The Soot

It’s time I came out, as it were. And time for things to change.

On November 22nd, 2011, I signed myself onto a locked psych ward . I wanted to kill myself. But more than than that, I was thinking that burning my house down with me and my family inside would solve all my problems … and this scared me. Killing myself felt like a blessing, but my house. My family! No matter how that voice pushed at me, I knew is was wrong and I was in trouble.

With the help of a life long friend, we drove to the hospital and a crisis counselor and psychiatrist screening later, I was signing the papers that would commit me to a locked psychiatric ward … but more than that … a safe place where I could begin to heal.

This was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. And starting with the crisis couselor, to the psychiatrist and…

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  1. It takes a very strong person to admit they need help and take action to get it. Be proud. I will be thinking of you on February 8th as Clara Hughes continues to do her quest to help those with Mental Illnesses, because as you both have said in so many words…it is time to talk.


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