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I Did My Job: The truth about PTSD

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I Did My Job: The truth about PTSD

*TRIGGER WARNING* Given the circumstances that were absolutely beyond my control, I did my absolute best in a situation that was a no-win situation,...

Aug 5, 2020

How my cat saved my life

He was going to leave me. I wasn't good enough. After all, why would anyone want me? I couldn't control my own tears,...

Jul 29, 2020

A little white pill

~ My poetic thoughts on finally taking the brave step and trying medication… ~ In this orange container, lies a little white pill.  Apparently if I take it, it will...

Jul 22, 2020

I’m not sorry and I shouldn’t have to be

I thought the most difficult part about having a mental illness would be telling people I had a mental illness. I was wrong....

Jul 15, 2020

I Want Your Book, Not A Book

I don’t want you to buy me a book he said,  I want YOUR book with the highlighting so I can understand the thoughts...

Jul 8, 2020

The breaking was not beautiful

A brief intro about myself before we get into the nitty gritty of my story. My name is Jessica. I am 37, married...

Jul 1, 2020

Not Lazy but Sick

Please allow me to introduce myself -- I’m a man of wealth and taste. But actually, The Rolling Stones aside, I am a middle-aged woman without wealth but I...

Jun 24, 2020

SickNotWeak Community Members Share Their Mental Health Stories

#SickNotWeak is a statement, a movement, and perhaps most importantly, a community. We are a group...

Jun 19, 2020

Sometimes I leave, but I always come back

My name is Coconut Heels. At various times, I visit this wondrous, bizarre, vibrant and frightening place. You may have visited as well....

Jun 17, 2020

I Just Need 1 Person to Believe in Me

The walls are crumbling, I’m hurt The ocean is wild; I’m gasping for air The dark clouds hover into my world And nobody even cares. My mind...

Jun 3, 2020

10 Keys To My Success (Progress) … So Far

I, like so many first responders, have been burdened, or gifted, depending on your perspective, with PTSD and depression from a career of...

May 27, 2020

DP is his name

I have to write. Because at this very moment I’m struggling to find a glimmer of light; I need some insight. I’m constantly faced with my fight or flight, and...

May 20, 2020