I remember walking south on the median strip which divides the Cobb County Parkway in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia. I was wearing my brother’s size 12 tennis shoes and a nightgown, looking for a church where I might pray. I was totally oblivious to the dangerous traffic whizzing by. My trek was close to the Dobbins Air Force Base. Helicopters and bombers were flying overhead. I was sure I was in a combat zone.
Hi, I’m Becky. I am a mom of three boys and I struggle with bipolar disorder. Being a mom and balancing a mental illness can be tough. I’ll never forget the day I tried to take my life and the police and an ambulance showed up at my door while my kids were playing basketball outside. Some how I had convinced myself that they would be better off without me and they could move on.
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