Depression / Suicide

YA Author Jasmine Warga on Depression and Suicide

Jasmine Warga’s debut novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes, follows sixteen-year-old Aysel, who’s obsessed with plotting her own death. There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she can do it alone. Once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution—Roman, a teenage boy haunted by a family … Continue reading

Prepare Yourself for Backlash When Going No Contact [Advice for Adult Children]
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Prepare Yourself for Backlash When Going No Contact [Advice for Adult Children]

Originally posted on The Invisible Scar:
When the adult survivor of emotional child abuse decides to take a break (whether temporary or permanent) from the birth family, that decision may come to a shock to people in their social circles. From the outside of the family circle—and even within it, at times—everything has looked perfect,…

Abuse / Anxiety / Depression / Psychological Abuse / Suicide / Wellness

Thoughts On My Stigma Fighters Post

It took me awhile, but I finally found the stomach to write about my own story.  I know other people, who I’ve never met, have certainly helped me by sharing their stories, struggles, and triumphs.  So despite my discomfort and chest palpitations–I hate when they return!–writing about the heavier aspects of my own depression, suicide … Continue reading