The fear and stigma of prescriptions for mental illness PlantingMe.com

Doctor visits and prescription medications

Mental illness has always come with stigma and judgement. Not just from outside sources. The internal is the most difficult to overcome. I’m stronger than this! Me, trying to overcome depression without help Personally, I’ve battled with this for years. It became so much worse after the abuse. Survivors are strong! Unfortunately, we also try […]

Save a life PlantingMe.com

How to Save a Life

I gave blood yesterday, but that’s not what I’m talking about. (Please focus on my smile, not the lack of makeup) As survivors, we doubt our worth. This is a fact that I hate admitting. I try to appear strong and confident, but I still hear his voice telling me I’m worthless. That’s why I […]

Leaving an abuser is NOT a failed relationship! PlantingMe.com

Overcoming the stigma of DIVORCE

I’ve been married more than once. This is “frowned upon” in various circles. Don’t worry folks, I’m not calling anyone out (but if you feel the pinch, I don’t mind stepping on toes). Before we begin:Trigger Warning! I will post calming pictures throughout this post. If you feel your anxiety building, focus on the picture […]

Survivor not victim PlantingMe.com

You are NOT a victim, you are a SURVIVOR!

Every time the media uses the term “victim,” I cringe. The term implies a current state of helplessness. You and I SURVIVED and got out! We are NOT helpless! Trigger Warning! I will post calming pictures throughout this post. If you feel your anxiety building, focus on the picture as you breath in 3..2..1..hold 3..2..1 […]