Author: Tamara Feldman

“Relapse” has a lot of different meanings for everyone. To me, relapse is what happened in May of 2019. I was doing great: I was almost done with high school, and I had amazing plans for the future. I couldn’t even see myself getting back into a bad place. I can say, “I should have Read More …

If you wanna know the truth about what it’s like to be an attempt survivor, you can ask me. Don’t be scared. I’ll tell you. I don’t know anyone who is proud to be a suicide attempt survivor but I know many who are willing to share their story. I’m one of those.   Unfortunately, Read More …

When I open up to my friends about my mental illness, the first question they often ask is “When did it start?” The truth is I don’t know. Did it start when I was seven years old and cried to my mom about going to school? Did it start that night in sixth grade when Read More …

  Dear Jewish Community:   You might know me as that friendly teenager that comes from that really great family. You might know me as that kid you see around Shul on Shabbat. Maybe you even know me as your child’s camp counselor or babysitter. Maybe I’m your daughter or son’s friend; maybe I’m your Read More …