I Am Still Here

Content Warning: This post is about the anniversary of my suicide attempt. I have not described any details of the actual attempt, but I wanted to give a warning as to what this post's topic is. Five years ago I tried to take my own life. August 27th will always be a difficult day for me. It's... Continue Reading →

Follow Up

I received a lot of incredible feedback from my last blog post titled, "Silenced." So many of you told me how proud you were that I spoke up, some of you just gave me comfort by validating my feelings, and some of you suggested I share what I wrote with my teacher. I greatly appreciated... Continue Reading →

Silenced

Trigger Warning: suicide, suicidal ideations I've gotten really good at being able to compartmentalize the different parts of my life. Not in a way of avoidance, but in a way that feels necessary for my well being. For example, when I'm driving it wouldn't be a good idea to cry and get emotional because that... Continue Reading →

Who Am I?

My name is Emily Locke and I am a 21-year-old woman born and raised in Portland, OR. I am a writer/blogger, dancer, and an advocate for mental health. I have battled mental illnesses from a young age, and as a result am very passionate about raising awareness for eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, and depression, as... Continue Reading →

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