That there might be joy: ‘Even the darkest night will end’

Posted September 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm

by Jacki Wood

My mental health has taken a beating over the last year or so.

I have a physical illness that has really been taking it to me, and as a result, affecting my mental health.

I’ve been battling this physical ailment for half of my life. The beginning years were difficult. The middle years were much more tolerable. And the last couple have been the worst.

What makes it even harder for me is I feel I’ve lived two completely opposite lives. The first very active, athletic, outgoing and involved. Now mostly inactive, reclusive and disinterested. There are times when I really miss that first life.

A couple of

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    It was first grade for me. Everyone who lives in this country has the same situation of beginning their education either at four, five, or with me it was six years old. We have all had the exciting, dangerously frightening, first day of the first year of school. Mine was probably no different than most; however, to me it was traumatic.

    On

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