A NOTE FOR MOMS DEALING WITH INCARCERATED CHILD

It’s painful to know their story…

Mass incarceration crisis in US is known to everyone and while everyone is interested to know the frequency and number of people incarcerated, very few people think about families and communities they leave behind. The emotional weight of losing your child and seeing him/her behind the bars shatters the mothers and family emotionally. This emotional weight gets heavier because of added responsibility of financially supporting, caregiving and maintaining the household.

The atmosphere in the prison is strict as anything. Ask those mothers, who satisfy themselves with one monthly phone call from their incarcerated child. ‘It gives peace to know that he is surviving’, this is what mothers have to say! While mothers feel broken from inside but they never stop to inject their child with encouragement and faith in God to never give up!

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. I’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, 𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭 💋

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