Tag Archives: Suicide

We Are Getting There…

Just an update for those still waiting for our book Despair to Deliverance: A True Story of Triumph Over Severe Mental Illness to be published. As I said in my last update, we had basically re-written the book in response to … Continue reading

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Update to the Readers of Despair to Deliverance

Those of you who are still hanging in there with us and paying attention, will be happy to know I just (literally minutes ago) emailed the latest draft of our book off to five people to read and give feedback. … Continue reading

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I Love It When Things Fall Into Place!

I haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been working very hard to finish our book, Despair to Deliverance: A True Story of Triumph Over Severe Mental Illness. I remain very grateful to the people who read the final draft … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Ask For

Somewhere around the beginning of February, we finished the final draft of our book and sent it to a number of friends, family and acquaintances for feedback. We had been working on it for two years. A large part of … Continue reading

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Our Book is Getting Closer!

Here’s an update on the process of moving toward publishing our book, Despair to Deliverance. We completed a final draft, and my nephew Daniel and I both worked hard at editing it. I learned that the process of taking out … Continue reading

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Preview of Things to Come

Our loyal readers who have followed our story know that Robin and I are working on finishing up our book, and will be self-publishing it as soon as possible.  It will tell the rest of the story of how Robin … Continue reading

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Robin’s Thoughts on Rock Bottom

It was a horrible six months for me at the start of 2003. I had a major psychiatric Meltdown, was hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital for the first time, went on short-term disability, was diagnosed with a severe and chronic … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know What to Do!”

In August 2003, Robin’s life had completely hit rock bottom, from her perspective.  In seven months she had gone from living in her own apartment and working full-time at a job she felt good about, with co-workers who liked and … Continue reading

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“I Feel Like I’m Losing Control Again.”

The weekend before Robin was supposed to resume working full-time in June 2003, she stopped taking all of her medications. She admitted she was feeling unsure about managing the stress, and was feeling pressure from me to refrain from acting … Continue reading

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Robin Discusses Her World View

Prior to and during my Meltdown year, if I had been asked directly about my religious beliefs I would have identified myself as agnostic. My dad attended the Methodist Church while he was a child, and I was baptized in … Continue reading

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