Every time I read your work I wanna give you a GREAT BIG HUG! I can identify with many of your life situations, from childhood to now. I always wonder why traumas impact different people in different ways. I applaud your ability to write about your experiences so deeply, so passionately. You really need to be working at the federal level to help others like you. So many need help, need to talk, need stability without condemnation which enables them to cope with being “labeled.” I was tickled by the family remedies to cure all of your ills……(i.e. drink water LOL). We must be kin! It’s crazy how Black families refuse to acknowledge mental illness, which makes it substantially worse. Sometimes, there are no words. Good for you for using this platform to share and maybe even help someone come out of the shadows.