Note, this article contains discussion of suicide. If this may be triggering for you, please consider not reading.
If you or someone you know is in need of help, please call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
You may have noticed that we have taken a bit of a hiatus from posting articles on Challenge the Storm. If you want to know why, the reason is quite simple: I have been taking time to focus on myself. See, I have been working through some events of my past in therapy, and it has been very difficult. See, feelings and emotions which I had suppressed for 30 years began bubbling to the surface about three years ago. This, in addition to a number of ill-timed events, aided in the manifestation of dark thoughts, destructive actions, and an utter disregard for my own health, both physical and mental. It was not only challenging on me, but on those who loved me, as well.