"Mom, why are you making that face?" So asks my five year old while we are driving home from the grocery store. "What face?" I ask unaware. "This one." She scowls demonstrating "Oh, I'm just thinking," I reply. "I make that face when I'm thinking too. When I'm thinking sad thoughts." My heart breaks. Because … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Taking a Stand
I have not had a panic attack in two months. I cannot remember the last time I had a nightmare; and when I have, it didn't render me incapacitated the following morning. Finally...progress. It has been years. Every time I would start to feel like a version of myself, I found myself pregnant. I could … Continue reading Now, Where Were We?
Please welcome Katie to the blog. She has written a brave and truthful account that describes living with anxiety and depression. If you or anyone you know is battling depression, anxiety or contemplating suicide, there is help: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline . I Am Living With Depression and I Have No Shame I am living … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Katie’s Story
Please welcome Gail to the blog. Originally posted on Facebook and shared in this space with permission from Gail. This is what bravery looks like. If you or anyone you know is battling depression or contemplating suicide, there is help: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline . **Trigger warning** When I was 14 I unsuccessfully tried to take … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Gail’s Story
Panic attacks. A demon in their own right. A painful knot in my stomach. Nausea. Heart racing. My chest. I cannot take a deep breath in. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. It is so tight. I can’t breathe. Overwhelmed. I don’t know what to do. My kids ask a question, “WHAT?” I snap. Everything feels … Continue reading Love Will Voices: My Story