Stories of Hope: Blankie

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Meet Blankie, a symbol of innocence and resilience, embodying my three-year-old self before the shadows of trauma enveloped my life. Raised in the grip of maternal abuse, I strayed down a dark path, grappling with mental illness and battling suicidal thoughts on three occasions. With a diagnosis of twelve mental health conditions, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) emerged as the most formidable adversary.

Yet, seven years into my therapy journey, I stand transformed, a testament to my resilience and growth. The manipulative and destructive persona I once embodied now feels like a distant memory, eclipsed by the beacon of progress and self-discovery. Blankie, a cherished gift from a loved one, is a tangible reminder to extend kindness to myself. Despite its humble appearance, this little pillow holds profound significance, serving as a lifeline and a catalyst for positive change.

In the presence of Blankie, I confront my past and affirm my commitment to break free from the cycle of abuse that has plagued my family for generations. It symbolizes not just survival but a determination to thrive and pave the way for a brighter future. With Blankie by my side, we embark on a journey of healing and transformation, rewriting the narrative of pain into one of resilience, hope, and empowerment.

Connect with Cheryl Nathan: cheryl.mentalhealthadv@gmail.com

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