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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rants From Mommyland

I like to be funny. Making folks belly laugh is a drug to me.
Today, I am guest posting at Rants From Mommyland. 
It is not funny. Zero belly laughs.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. 
Last year, In The Powder Room let me run this piece anonymously. It is one thing to share my own story, but this story is about more than just me. It is about people that I love most in the world. It is only my perspective. 
I share it with a heavy heart and great unease. If you don't like it, please just move on. Know that it was not easy to write and gut wrenching to share. 
Here you go:
For My Big Brother.

11 comments:

  1. I applaud your bravery. I left a comment over at Mommyland too.

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    1. It was so nice to see a familiar face and such kind words. Thank you, Pinky.

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  2. I read the post and I'm so moved by it. I commented there also. So Sorry for the pain your family must endure.

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    1. Thank you, Eva. Now that I am a mother, it breaks my heart in a whole new way.

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  4. Heartbreaking. I'm so sorry for your pain.

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    1. Thank you, Pendy. It was really terrifying to share.

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  5. From someone who has a schizophrenic father and kids of her own, I can tell you that you are not alone in what you think are selfish thoughts. It's scary to know it's in their genes and the only thing you can do is pray that they never get it. It's a hard life for everyone involved, but I still think it's hardest for them... hardest for your brother... for my dad... it sucks and I give it a big FUCK YOU with you!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I'm sorry, Tina. You are so right. I cannot imagine the bravery it takes to navigate life with a mental illness.
      Thank you.

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