Entries by Jenni Elyse

Suicide Safety Plan

A suicide safety plan is a plan you and your therapist develop to help you when you start to have thoughts about harming yourself. This plan has steps you follow until you feel safe. Each safety plan usually contains, though sometimes called something different, the following sections: Warning Signs, Self-Management Strategies, Reasons to Live, Social […]

Living with Depression

I feel like sometimes I have a whole lot to say, so much that it’s hard to get me to shut up. At other times, I feel like I can’t think of anything to say even if my life depended on it. I wish I were more consistent at it. I’ve realized the ebb happens […]

A New Diagnosis

This is hard to talk about because I’m not very good at describing exactly how I feel or what I go through, especially in a way people understand. Fortunately, I’ve been working with both my psychiatrist and therapist long enough that they can work out my feelings and what’s really going on. When I first […]

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Brutally Honest

Let me be brutally honest with you for a few minutes. I had an interesting weekend. It’s been very eye-opening. I’ve come to realize some things and I may be all over the place as I write this post. My mom passed away a little over seven years ago and it has been since then […]