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.
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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