Dear Mom

Mom, This April will mark six years since we said goodbye. I have a hard time grasping that, because in my head, we’re still in the backseat of the car on the way to the hospital. You’re crying and I’m singing our lullaby and trying to stop all of the bleeding. You can’t move very […]

How to Save a Life

I’ve been told on many occasions that I am an inspiration. People have told me how brave I am, how they look up to me, and how they can’t imagine facing these things themselves. I’ve been told that I am a lifesaver. I’ve been thanked for my empathy and patience. I’ve been the shoulder to […]

Being Borderline: You’re Not Damned

When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I thought my whole world had ended. But, it hadn’t. A year and a half later, when I was given the dual diagnosis including borderline personality disorder, I thought my entire identity was a lie. But, it’s not. I have spent a copious amount of time researching BPD. […]