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Surviving Survival — People Pleasers

The Bridge, The Bullet & The Overdose

Kelley McElreath cancer chemo depression double mastectomy life after chemo Men People Pleasers suicidal Suicide suicidesurvivor

Looking back on my life prior to my attempted suicide, I now see the spiral so clearly. I was so, so sad. I knew something was wrong with me but I really and truly thought it was just what happens to a person after finishing their treatment for cancer.  I mean, that is what all the doctor's said would happen. While I do in fact believe chemotherapy is the reason I went into a severe depression, I know there were other factors as well. You can read the whole story here if you are interested. I know that a big...

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Manic Monday: The Men's Edition

Kelley McElreath Controlling Women depression Marriage Men People Pleasers suicidal Suicide suicidesurvivor

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”– David Allen Men, the year my divorce was final, that year would have been my 20th anniversary. I thought we had a pretty amazing relationship. Once I was diagnosed with cancer, that was my total focus. He had never been through any serious tragedy in his life and did not know how to deal with it at all. He turned to things that overtook him in order to deal with it and it ended up being at the cost...

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