Hi, friends. Happy Thursday and happy October!! I apologize that I haven’t posted since July. I’ve recently moved and I feel like it has been such an exhausting process. Since I’ve started settling in, I thought it would be a great idea for my first post back to be in observation of World Mental Health Day.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
For the longest time after the arrest I always described my mental state as “feeling like I was stuck at the age of 14”. As an adult looking back, it felt like my development was stunted. In all honesty, it took forever to grow out of feeling this way. Deciding to blog and share my experiences so openly was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, but there is so much hiding behind the scenes that enabled me to share my story. Somehow this experience has always felt like a slow motion car crash. As a kid, this was the most terrifying aspect. I did so much and participated in my brother’s case because it was impossible to understand that there was absolutely nothing I could do, especially as a child.