Depression Preparation Plans

The Lithium Chronicles

Being a Mom is tough, wonderful, but tough. Being a mom who sometimes becomes overwhelmed with depression and anxiety is exceptionally tough. Most moms that I know personally struggle with thoughts of “how bad am I screwing up my kids?” These are common questions that the most loving and caring mothers think, usually on daily basis. The funny thing is that we know we are amazing moms. Throw depression into the mix and pack your bags because we are going on a guilt trip.

Back in October I was thrown into a pretty intense state of depression. It was a combination of a smoking cessation medication, time of year, and an extended family issue.

A few weeks prior to this I has been feeling great when my youngest daughter brought home a permission slip for a field trip. Not only did I sign it but I also volunteered to chaperone…

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Extended deadline & lower submission fee for the Able in This Diverse Universe essay contest

#Writers call: Able in this Diverse Universe http://bit.ly/1PIb8cf #writing contest! To benefit a boy and his therapy dog. Deadline extended! 3/31 #pettherapy

Karrie higgins

If you have been thinking about submitting to the Able in this Diverse Universe essay contest, I have good news. The deadline has been extended to March 31st, and the submission fee has been dropped to $10. EEEEK, what are you waiting for?

Everything else remains the same: submit up to 2,000 words of nonfiction on ableism, disability, access, and overcoming.

I am very open to experimental writing and to non-traditional definitions of nonfiction, so get speculative if you want. Push the boundaries. Or not. Traditional is good, too. I am also excited about diverse interpretations of the themes.

All submissions are read with no identifying information, so don’t hold back. It’s a win-win. Help Noah get his therapy dog, and maybe win a cash prize for your writing, too!

My co-judges are amazing: neuroscientist and writer Dr. Kwame Brown, mental wellness writer and former international model Jackie Cioffa, Art Saves Lives International director and artist Charlotte…

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