To all the surviving mothers who celebrated this recent Mother’s Day without their children, lost to mental illness, we dedicate this post. To the mom’s who have outlived their babies. To the mothers who have watched their boys and girls deteriorate slowly with piece meal pincing bites that brain illness has taken from them until they were gone. To the mommy’s of those who left them fast, at the end of a rope, under a car, at the point of a needle, or in the many bits of brain that a gun blows apart.
I’m dedicating this post to the mothers who continue to live. Who remember more than the moment of their child’s death. Who celebrated on Mother’s Day the individual of her child that was more than his or her behaviors and emotions.
This post is for the mothers who remain for us, we who need them still. We need you. Thank you for telling us your story and living with us, among us. For fighting for brain health, for freedom, we thank you.
To the mothers who survive(d) the death of their children to mental illness, happy belated Mother’s Day. You are amazing to us.
Today’s question is more of a request: Tell us your story please.
Or, those of you who know these courageous women, and want to share, please do. We are listening.
Self care tip: You tell me. How do you (they) do it?