September: National Suicide Prevention Month


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Recently, I wrote a post about my personal attempt at suicide when I was 15 years old. I was humbled by the responses. I had many people reach out to me and tell me their stories or invite me to their blogs to learn about their struggles with mental health. This inspired me to create a list of bloggers that have personal experience with mental health and they want to share their stories and bloggers that have coping mechanisms that help them and they want to share them with you to help you in your time of need. Whether you are going through depression right now, deep down the whole of OCD, dealing with an eating disorder, already on the side of recovery and light… matter where you are on your path of mental illness, I pray you find what you need here. Help is the answer. The longer you stay quiet, stay in the darkness, the harder it is to dig yourself out. Seek the light. You are loved. You are not alone. 

With prayer, faith, hope, and lots of love I would like to introduce you to my friends. 🙂 Keep On Reading!

Eleanor Catalina’s Story


Would I Be Me, Without My Mental Illness?

Eleanor Catalina asks herself this very question in her recent blog post about her personal experience with mental illness. As some of you know, I recently shared my personal story about my attempted suicide when I was 15 years old. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Eleanor Catalina, with her beautiful soul, reached out to me about featuring each other’s work on our perspective blogs. We both have the same goal in mind, which is to spread awareness about mental illness.

One of my favorite parts in Eleanor’s post is when she states, so bravely, “I’m Eleanor Catalina and I have Mental Illnesses.” I had chills when I read this the first time. I know how much courage it takes to state that, especially for the world to see. She is courageous, brave, loving, and kind. I Keep On Reading!