Sharing Hope: Share your favorite blog challenge post from this month, yours or somebody else’s. The best way to do this is to quote the first two paragraphs from the post and link to the rest of it. Then tell us why it’s your favorite.
Dark days will find us all. When the pain is high and painsomnia is in gear is when I am at risk for dark thoughts. I am fully aware of this though. In order to deal with this I do all that I possibly can to prevent myself from going down that twisty, spiral of dark thoughts. (Read more)
This is the response from Nikki Albert at The Brainless Blogger to the prompt on June 10th that asked, “How do you find hope on a dark day?”
Nikki and I met online back in 2007. At that time, migraine groups were popping up all over Facebook. We’ve both been around for a long time, participating in blogging challenges, and sharing ideas and support on Facebook. We haven’t chatted in years, but I still follow her blog. Getting to help AHMA with the Twitter posts of each blog was such a pleasure, in part because I got to spend more time on Nikki’s blog.
This particular post stood out because we share a lot of coping strategies. We also share a few invisible illnesses and the experience of fighting our way back from the dark temptation of suicide. I really hope that by sharing our thoughts with all of you, no one else ever has to face suicidal thoughts as a result of migraine or other headache disorders ever again.
If you feel like you can’t go on, please ask for help. Nikki and I both understand that level of desperation. She would tell you to get help, too. If you are not sure where to turn, please call 1-800-273-8255 or go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and ask for help. Someone will be there to guide you through the steps to getting the support you need.
The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge
is organized by the American Headache and Migraine Association.
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