Anxiety Makes It Hard For Me To Have Mom Friends


By Kimberly Zapata “Can we go the park, Mommy? I want to go to the park.” I look at the clock. It is 7:37 — 7:37 in the freakin’ morning — but the skies are clear, the weather is warm, the sun is up, and my coffee has been made. In fact, it is already cooling. … Continue reading Anxiety Makes It Hard For Me To Have Mom Friends

How To Help Someone With An Undiagnosed Mental Illness


By Kimberly Zapata Watching a loved one struggle with a mental illness is hard. Very hard. However, watching them struggle in secret and silence is beyond difficult. It is gut wrenching. But what can you do to help someone living with mental illness, specifically when they cannot or do not want to help themselves? Unfortunately, … Continue reading How To Help Someone With An Undiagnosed Mental Illness

To The Suicidal Mama Struggling To Stay Alive


By Kimberly Zapata Dearest Mama, You may not know me — and I may not know you — but I see you. I get you. I understand you. I know exactly what you are thinking and how you feel. Of course, I know that may not mean much. My virtual compassion does not make you feel any … Continue reading To The Suicidal Mama Struggling To Stay Alive

What No One Tells You About Coming Off Antidepressants


By Kimberly Zapata I have an admission to make: I stopped taking my antidepressants. Again. I didn’t forget to take them or run out, and I didn’t have some type of breakthrough — or breakdown. Instead, I just woke one morning and decided I didn’t need them. “I am OK” I thought, and so I … Continue reading What No One Tells You About Coming Off Antidepressants