[Trigger warning for talking about suicidal thoughts. I would also like to remind people to read the whole blog post and know that I am under the care of an amazing psychologist who knows all of this. I am not at risk for suicide (which is what this post is raising awareness about.) I am taking a risk and being vulnerable in order to help others and raise awareness. I hope that it can be respected that I am able to take care of myself and assess my own situation, with the hel
I debated a lot with myself whether or not my son and I should join my husband on his work trip to Brazil. He has travelled out of the country a lot, but my son and I never have. My husband has always wanted us to go with him out of the country and Brazil seemed a bit more accessible than some of the other places he has travelled to.
However, there are significant issues that make even local travel difficut for me and my son. Such as: My panic disorder is terrible on planes
Many people have been asking me for the sermon my husband Jeff and I gave about mental illness. The title "Breaking the Silence" is inspired by NAMI's educational program created to destigmatize mental illness. My part is from the persepective of patient and his from the perspective of the partner of someone with bipolar disorder. We hope it is helpful to you.
Rev. Katie and Jeff Breaking the Silence Part I: Rev. Katie Norris
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