When I signed on to be part of Ashley Gibson‘s “Life is Sweet Project” I was excited to share my story on dealing with suicide and my own depression. I believed it would be therapeutic, a chance to help even one person, and show them they’re not alone in their struggle. 1 in 5 have gone through it, too.
When writing and editing, I felt overcome with emotion. Felt one big release into this universe. It was wonderful, and when my writing was posted on February 9th, I felt satisfied.
My darling friend Ashley and I chatted many times about my post, as well as all of the other contributions to the project. We each have had our own experience with our blog post, but our common thread is that we all opened up dialogue about mental health.
Brave. Funny how the movie Brave actually featured a red head, because Ashley, too, is one of the most brave girls I know.
She raised $1000 for CAMH through her sold out show, honouring her late mother who committed suicide, and I couldn’t be more proud of her. I am also so thankful, she gave me a safe place to tell my story.
Below you can read it, but I also encourage you to read the entire month of posts at Ashley’s blog.
Life really is sweet, even in February.