Coffee with ghosts: Learning how to stop listening to negative voices in my past

I asked myself why I stopped writing last year and the answers were revealing. Some days, there are just too many ghosts. It’s difficult to imagine typing out what you’re really thinking when the other half of your brain is imagining her reading what you write and mocking you for being sentimental. Don’t listen to … Continue reading Coffee with ghosts: Learning how to stop listening to negative voices in my past

Those nights kept me alive: Chat logs from my escape

Here's another post from my escape. I've been remembering it in pictures and with an old email I wrote to friends explaining my situation as it was happening. Today I'm posting some chat logs. If you know someone who is being held too tightly, this is for you. If you are one of us, an isolated … Continue reading Those nights kept me alive: Chat logs from my escape

Why I Kept Living: World Suicide Prevention Day 2016

Originally posted on Facebook on Sept. 10, 2016.  It's been almost one year since the last time I wanted to die. It's morbid, yes, but today is World Suicide Prevention Day and so far, I have kept living. I was 14 when it happened the first time. Winter has always felt like death to me, … Continue reading Why I Kept Living: World Suicide Prevention Day 2016