"I felt like a failure. And even that wasn’t enough to motivate me."
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that the entire world can change overnight.
Rest assured, these are all tried and true.
So much of grief is learning how to integrate our shadow selves into the rest of us.
"‘You three get two scoops of ice cream.’ She then looked at me and said, ‘You’ll get a kiddie scoop.’”
"I avoided those relationships where love was free and easy. Because it didn't feel 'earned,' so I didn't feel worthy."
I used my proximity to body positive spaces to disregard the very idea that I needed help — and I'm paying the price physically, mentally, and emotionally now.
"You never lived to see the day when your life didn’t require a disclaimer — instead, your death now required one, too."
As both a suicide attempt and loss survivor, I need to climb up onto my soapbox for a minute. Suicide…
If your goal for therapy is impossible? You might give up before you ever get to the good stuff.