GUEST POST: “My daughter, Jessica. Part 1” by Julie Yoder-Gregory

TRIGGER WARNING: A very beautiful and powerful story told from a mother’s perspective about how her daughter ended her life. Please read.

Her mission is our mission


This is my beautiful daughter. Born 4-17-86 died 3-10-15. Her death certificate says she died by a gun shot wound. That’s only part of the truth. That doesn’t explain the real cause which is Mental Illness, more specific Depression and Bipolar disorder.

Jessica was in The top 20 of her high school class, 2004. She was in sideline cheer as well as the competitive cheer team, she ran track and had 3 amazing friends. She also had a little brother, Clayton who was 14 years younger than her but they were great friends.

She was far from perfect, I know she smoked and I know she tried some drugs and drinking but she kept up her grades and was very responsible. After high school she attended Aquinas College and graduated in 2008. Soon after she was working at Pine Rest Hospital at the north east clinic as an administrative secretary…

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I Was Nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award!!

Thank you to Okoto Enigma for creating "The Mystery Blogger" award and connecting bloggers in a new and hilarious way. And thank you to https://myloudbipolarwhispers.com for nominating me! I am honored and humbled by your random act of kindness. She is another ~bipolar 1~ sista, so if you like my blog, I bet you will love hers! Rules … Continue reading I Was Nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award!!

“Who Am I If I’m Not Manic” Published on Worth Living

Here's my second worthliving.co article, as promised! I posted a sneak preview below: "Before sharing my story, I want to make sure everyone is on the same page. So let’s talk a bit about this mysterious illness called “bipolar disorder.” A person with bipolar disorder fluctuates between two extreme mood states: depression and mania. I … Continue reading “Who Am I If I’m Not Manic” Published on Worth Living

Lots of New Mental Health Articles For You!! 7/5/17

I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry. I know I abandoned you, the followers who keep me going. I am so grateful for all of you and your support, and I promise I'm going to keep posting more regularly, like I did in the beginning. Let me tell you about what all has changed in the … Continue reading Lots of New Mental Health Articles For You!! 7/5/17

39 Things To Do Today Instead of Committing Suicide

I am not a professional. If you or someone you know experience(s) suicidal thoughts, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Now. You cannot afford to wait. I thought up this blog after my most recent post, “The Suicide Squad,” which talks about a group of us psychiatric patients joking about our … Continue reading 39 Things To Do Today Instead of Committing Suicide

How to Write a Guest Post for Me

Hello my loves! Though I'm incredibly happy with the love and support I have received this past month since I started publicly sharing my story, I find myself in a stagnant postion with my blog. I believe my next logical mode of attack will be to swap guest posts with other bloggers, which I'm so so excited about!! … Continue reading How to Write a Guest Post for Me