Wednesday Thoughts!

How do you pray for a child, when you are battling demons in your own mind. This morning my son was on my mind real heavy. I constantly try to encourage him, but I don’t know if I actully believe what I’m saying in my own mind. Also I haven’t been such a good role model in the “bring your child to God thing”. This makes me sad, because he constantly sounds like me, when somebody was telliong me to pray my depression away. So I have to stop for a minute and realize he doesn’t want to hear that crap either. I should know by now, that hearing people say that makes it worse. Now what, how do I encourage him without sounding like the people I hated hearing from. How do I let him know that eventually things will work out in the end? I really don’t know what to do, because I was in this place just a couple of months ago. Oh well all I can do is give it to God, I’m not going to worry my pretty little head over something I can’t control. I have to know my boundaries, I just don’t want to go backwards and I don’t want to see him hurting. Chat soon….

Ms. Franย 


Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. Iโ€™m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, ๐“ž๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ช ๐“‘. ๐“ข๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ญ ๐Ÿ’‹

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