Janet Taylor
November 6, 2017

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Cards for Hope

I have been an avid hockey card collector from the time I was a kid. I'd take my change or my allowance to the local corner store and buy a couple packs of hockey cards. I think I even ate the gum included after I opened the...

Janet Taylor
October 12, 2017

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I have always wondered what toll this is taking on my other two children. How do you deal with having an older sister you never see? How do you deal with having a sister who uses drugs and having  to see her when she is high?...

Janet Taylor
October 7, 2017

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One week back at home.

When a child with mental illness reaches out to their parent, it is very hard to know the reasons. You know what they are saying. You know what you are thinking and feeling. You know that it is the "right" thing to do. You put...

Janet Taylor
September 13, 2017

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Out of the Blue

It's been months since I have heard from my daughter. Yesterday the phone rang. "Unknown caller". I answered it. I never answer those. It's my oldest daughter calling. She's crying. She is hard to comprehend so I tell her to take...

Janet Taylor
September 3, 2017

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The hardest thing about not seeing my daughter for weeks or months at a time, is that I fool myself. I fool myself into thinking I don't care; its her choice; its easier for me when I don't see her and a bunch of other self...

Janet Taylor
August 26, 2017

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The Moment

Whether it was a phone call from the school or whether it was the weekend her father and I drove three hours to pick her up at a friend's cottage, I cannot remember. I do however, remember it involved her overdosing on alcohol or...

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