I am having a difficult time continuing to post relevant news items, mostly as I do not have the time and have been worrying about friends who are struggling and need me now. It is hard to constantly feel like people are disappearing, and not knowing if they have commited suicide, died or been thrown back into prison. One friend, who is serving life on parole (and has been out of prison for 7 years) was recently thrown back in (over Christmas) for being depressed and not “getting better” fast enough in therapy. Now she has the threat of being returned to prison to serve the rest of her sentence (not on parole) if she doesn’t “recover” in 3 months. She is one of the kindest, most generous, funny people I know, but struggles immensely with life outside and her own sense of self-worth.
I haven’t heard from her in days and worry as to what has happened now.