Precarious

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook She stood on the cliff.  Several months ago, they found a man’s body below.  It was an apparent suicide.  What drove him to it? Divorce? Losing a loved one? Unemployment? Mental illness? What about her?  Was she thinking of chucking it in too? How could she?  What about her husband …

Cate’s Condition

Gladys sat at her desk, looking out of the window. She wasn't looking at anything in particular. Her mind was elsewhere. She was thinking about last night when Edward and she were together in her flat. He had stopped by in the evening and after they had dinner, they retired to the living-room. When they …

Two More Days

I didn't want to think about it but I only had two more days with Maxime and then he would be leaving New York. He told me yesterday when we were together. We were both sad about it and wished that he could stay indefinitely. Today, we are going taking a day trip to Sleepy …

Abi’s Look at Life

"I've been thinking about life a lot lately," Abi said to Mats. "What exactly about life have you been thinking about?" "How it's like terrible traffic and peaceful pathways." "Huh?" "You know, life's ups and downs. The terrible traffic are the downs and bad times and the peaceful pathways the ups and good times." "Oh." …

Get Real About How You Feel

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Week in Canada. There is so much stigma attached to mental health that people who are struggling with it suffer in silence because they don't know how others will react. Mental Health affects all of us and we need to have an environment which will offer support and …

Bell Let’s Talk

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day. It's a day when people across Canada can speak up and do their part to break down the stigma toward mental health. This year the aim is to dismantle stigma and raise money for the cause. Click here for more information. Mental health affects everyone. Be supportive. Raise awareness. …

Bailey’s Story

“I want to think of your mania and depression as merely monsters which will go away when you take your medication.” “I hate taking the medication,” she complained. “Why do you hate taking it, Bailey?” “Taking it means that I’m not right in the head.” “I don’t want you to look at like that. Just …

Locked Away?

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook “Look at this mess!  It’s going to take a while to clean up.” “I’ll help you and get Joel to help too--” “No!  I don’t want his help.  As a matter of fact, I don’t want him coming around here anymore.” “Why not?” “He made this mess.” “That’s not true.  Why …

The Mirror Crack’d

I have seen her in movies such as "Leave Her to Heaven", "Laura" and "The Razor's Edge" but it wasn't until recently that I learned that Gene Tierney was the inspiration behind famous mystery writer, Agatha Christie's novel, The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side. In the story, Marina Gregg, a famous actress after trying …

The Aftermath

It's a Saturday afternoon and I'm sitting in my apartment, feeling awful--really down because Bobby's mother got very upset with me.  She wanted nothing more to do with me because I had told her that her son who was like a little brother to me wouldn't go to Heaven because he had committed suicide.  The …

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