My Heart Broken and Entered

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I need to tell you what happened. It’s part of healing, telling your story. This story is hard to tell. I’ve had two major blows to my heart in the last month. First, my family dog, Milo, suddenly died. When my dad called me to tell me, I screamed and pounded the walls, dove onto my bed and wailed, “WHY!?!?” … Read More

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When Someone You Love Decides to Die from Suicide

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Someone in my extended family died by suicide ten days ago. I’m really really upset. I loved this family member very very much, but I couldn’t afford the $1000 plane ticket to go to his funeral. I feel so guilty for not being physically there to pay my respects. To grieve. And I feel so guilty because I thought I was this … Read More

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Suicide Brings No Relief to Anyone

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**This post may be triggering because I talk openly about suicide. Visit my Help page for resources to help you or a loved one who is experiencing suicidal feelings.** Twelve years ago today my friend Darlene committed suicide. It was violent and horrible. I knew she was suicidal that night, but she had always taken herself to the hospital when … Read More

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Ned Vizzini: Suicide Ends the Story

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Ned Vizzini, the author of It’s Kind of a Funny Story, died by suicide on Thursday. I just found out and burst into tears. He wrote other things which are of importance, too, but most of us know his name from his memoir turned Hollywood movie, starring Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, and Viola Davis. It’s Kind of a … Read More

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You Aren’t Alone

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From the age of eleven I felt depression weighing me down every day, but it wasn’t diagnosed until I was sixteen. Why? I thought it was normal to feel that way. I’d always felt sad as a kid but I could live with it. Then when I got into my double digits it became a lot bigger because people in … Read More

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 3 – I Have No Gift to Bring

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Welcome to day three of Daisies and Bruises’ Twelve Days of Christmas! Having fun yet?! No, I’m not really having fun yet either, but thanks for coming back nonetheless. In fact, with the exception of some puggy/puppy goodness and some freebies here and there, this blog isn’t ever going to be about fun. Plus, it’s difficult to depict depression as … Read More

ErinTwelve Days of Christmas: Day 3 – I Have No Gift to Bring