I remember the call from my son’s therapist. Julian had recently turned 19, and had been in residential psychiatric treatment for a month. His therapist
PART I Say you chose another mother, Say the stars did not align, Say the sperm missed that damn egg, And the miracle never happened.
Recently, someone asked me how grieving my son is different now (four and a half years later) than it was during the first year he
Hey Mom, I’m not actually in here. You know that, right? But I get it. I get that the living need reminders and touchstones. I
Have you ever noticed how everything has been reduced to a list? 5 Reasons To Give Up Gluten. 10 Ways To Improve Your Sex Life.
I awoke from a dream recently. This is significant because I rarely recall the content of my dreams, or even that I dreamed. This has
I have recently learned of another mother, someone I don’t even know, who is putting herself through the hell of self-blame and guilt as the
I’ve always liked sweet, creamy treats. Other desserts (pie and cake, for instance) were mere excuses to consume large quantities of ice cream or whipped
AUTHOR’S NOTE: When a child with mental illness comes of age, from a parent’s point of view, all bets are off. If your now “adult”
I find myself saying things that previously I would have thought were complete bullshit. That bad things don’t happen to us; they happen for us…
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. For those of us who have lost a loved one to suicide, this is a bittersweet day. Bitter because
December 24, 2009 – 1:50 a.m. “What sadist numbered these highways so that they all end in 80? Six-80. Eight-80. Five-80. Nine-80. Just plain stupid