Category: Mental Health

Grateful, Part 2

If you haven’t read part 1 of Dianne’s story, please read it here first. God Protected Her One night after moving into her own apartment, Dianne invited a friend over to hang out. When Dianne heard footsteps outside the door, she opened it to find a man with a gun instead of her friend. He Read More

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Grateful, Part 1

Dianne* met a couple of strip club dancers when she was 17 who encouraged her to dance, but she told them she wasn’t interested. So they encouraged her to turn tricks instead. * Her real name, used with permission. “I was too screwed up to get a job, and I needed money for drugs,” Dianne Read More

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From Rubble to Royalty

If only there’d been a National Child Abuse Prevention Month when Tammy* was 4 years old. Maybe someone would have believed her cries for help and stopped her abusers. * Her real name, used with permission. No Voice With a severe alcoholic as a mother and a step-father addicted to porn, Tammy had no voice Read More

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Where the Souls Go

Ann Hite’s* third novel, Where the Souls Go, continues the Pritchard family saga in the Black Mountain series. Annie Todd, Grace Jean’s daughter, is added to the multi-layered mix of a dysfunctional family in the North Carolina mountains. “Annie Todd’s journey with a ‘quite mad’ mother is reflective of my own journey with my bipolar mother,” Read More

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Abandoned, Part 2

If you haven’t read part 1 of Angie’s story, please read it here first. Six years after her first marriage ended, Angie met and married Mark. Health Struggles Resurfaced Angie’s health struggles resurfaced when she became pregnant with their daughter. A fibroid tumor that was eating the baby’s blood supply attached itself to the placenta. It could Read More

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