Mental Illness is Not a Halloween Costume

Sue writes “If you want to dress up like a person with mental illness, wear normal clothes.” I agree. May also be part of why they call it the invisible illness. I am a little loose with my word choices too but only when I am referring to myself. I need to ponder that one for a bit.

My Loud Whispers of Hope

One year, when my oldest daughter was about ten years old, she dressed up like a cereal killer. When she told me about her idea, I loved it and thought it was a very clever and creative idea. I loved the play on words, cereal killer versus serial killer.

We made her costume to look like she was a box of cereal and then added a lot of blood, maybe too much blood. We were having fun and may have gotten a bit carried away with adding too much blood. I helped turn her into a scary, gory and ghoulish looking box of cereal. I thought she looked great and I was proud of her creative idea. I love creativity.

So the bad mom that I unknowingly was at that time for letting my daughter dress like this, sent my cute little daughter out onto the streets to go trick…

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3 thoughts on “Mental Illness is Not a Halloween Costume

    1. Thanks goes to Sue! Most of her work strikes a chord with me. I just pass along the goodness. Hugs my dear friend Margaret! You are one of the good guys. I am fortunate to have met you here in bloglandia πŸ™‚

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      1. It sure did with me too Jill. You know when I
        see something I will comment. It took me a minute, took a breathe, and I am commenting because I have something to say. I pray it is taken with the love it is written. But she was writing about me. Not a mirror but close enough ;):) Thank you for your sweet words Jillybear Big huge hugs back. I always think the same about you, you are one of the most kind hearted people EVER. We were both blessed :):) NOW back to finish my comment over at Sue’s ;):):)

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