Tag: mental health

Medicine Changes and Prepping for Motherhood

Let me start this off by clarifying that there are no buns in the oven. (LOL) I still want to continue sharing my journey with you guys since I’ve gotten better. You guys have seen (or read) me at my worse! My journey doesn’t end just because I’m better. Besides…I’m still taking medicine for continued ...

Being Failed by the System – A Review of Time: The Kalief Browder Story

I began watching this story out of curiosity. I had heard of Kalief Browder’s story through social media, and I remember the post speaking of his mental health declining after countless days in solitary confinement. I was more concerned with the effects of solitary confinement at the time. Solitary confinement is something that I’ve constantly ...

My Story Published to The Mighty!

Hey Peeps!!!! A L Pitts here. I wanted to share with you my ‘official’ story. It has been published to one of my favorite sites, The Mighty. Click here to view my first contributing article! Share me! Repost me! Let’s get the When Your Brain Hurts project out there so we can gather more contributors!!   ...

Mental Health, Motherhood, Grief, and Loss

Trigger warning: miscarriage, depression, post-partum, grief, loss . . . . When you lose a child, it’s hard seeing others pregnant or with their babies. You want to be happy for them, but you have this emptiness that makes it difficult. You can’t help but feel jealous. And then you’re beating yourself up for feeling ...

Today Begins World Suicide Prevention Week! How Will You Be Spreading Awareness?

Hey Peeps!!!!!! I didn’t get a chance to do anything this year, but I wanted to share some photographs I took at a World Suicide Prevention Day event from two years ago. September 10th, 2015, I received the chance to work with the students of Georgia Military College to celebrate World Suicide Prevention Day! Together, we ...

Chester Bennington’s Family Speaks on Suicide Prevention

Trigger Warning: Suicide, Depression Growing up, Linkin Park was one of my favorite bands. I remember being in high school and blasting their debut CD Hybrid Theory from my bedroom which I shared with my little sister. She was also a Linkin Park fan since she was 8 years younger than me and forced to ...

Anxious Ramblings Entry #14 – So You’re Still Not Taking Me Seriously? (w/ voice memo)

  I filed for unemployment insurance benefits earlier this month. I know I wasn’t laid off, but I resigned due to the health issues I was having. I figured it was worth a try. Besides…I do have legit documentation. Caller: Ma’am, I’m calling to verify a few things with your unemployment insurance claim. Do you mind ...