Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sorry For the Absence

     I am so sorry for not being around.  Some know that I struggle with a mental illness.  It has been a rough 2 months for me with a suicide attempt and hospital stay.  I'm not proud of how I have been.  But at the same time, I don't understand it.  I am seeing a psychiatrist and a therapist. I'm on some stronger meds.  It seems to be helping. 
     But in the time I've been gone, I have been able to find myself and love me.  If it were not for Edgar and Marianne, I would not have made it through the last two months.  They have taught me that through meditation, my faith in God and just loving myself that I can get through anything. 
     I felt like I had no one to talk to, that no one would understand, that I was alone.  But that was not the case.  Please if you are going through something and need to talk, I AM HERE.  Or there is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.  They are available 24 hours a day.  Please reach out..

     Have a blessed day!
                Chelle
 
    
    

6 comments:

  1. Hi, am part of the Art Elements team and I was just checking to see if your blog post for the challenge this month had gone live and stumbled on this post. I hope you are getting stronger each day. I too suffer with a mental illness and have been hospitalized (many years ago) as well as failed attempts at taking my life. I am now medicated and it is working for me. I am happy and have a wonderful life with grown up kids, animals around me and art that I love. I just wanted you to know that there is light at the end of that very long tunnel and you are not alone. I look forward to seeing your work in the challenge. Take care of yourself and sending you love from across the channel. Laney x

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    1. Thank you so much Laney.. Its been 3 months since my last attempt and I am feeling so much better. Meds are working and creating is a major part of my therapy...

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  2. Chelle, I'm a new member of the Art Elements team and saw your post.

    You said you are not proud of what's happened, but you need to understand that you don't need to be ashamed of what's happened either.

    I've suffered with mental issues, and confusion is a good place to start. It helps us to be willing to look for answers. It sounds like you have support and good help. You need to know that there are many people just like you (I'm one) living their best lives, even with mental issues. I hope you find answers that help you stay in the middle and I look forward to seeing your art again. I'll keep you in my thoughts, Ivy.

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    1. Thank you Ivy. I am getting much stronger and feeling much better as every day passes.

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  3. I just stopped by wit thwpe Arts Elements group. My daughter suffers with mental illness and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. My thoughts any prayers are with you.

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    1. Thank you Shirlee. My prayers are with you and your daughter. I am getting much stronger every day.

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