My name is Taylor, and this is my story

I am 27 and I struggle with Alcohol Dependence

My name is Taylor and I am not suffering from a mental illness, depression, self-harm or anything of the like. I am struggling with drinking and using drinking as a coping mechanism. My mom, however, is the warrior who battles depression everyday and struggles with fighting the demons that are constantly trying to tear her down. It kills me inside to see and hear how much my mom is struggling and I believe this has led to my dependence on alcohol.
I want to be there for her constantly and reassure her that everything is going to be alright, but it is just not that simple. I've seen her try to take her live numerous times over the last 5 years. I've never experienced anything more traumatizing in my life, but I get past it every time and put Jude first. I genuinely believe she wanted to end her life every single one of the times, but it just wasn't in the cards for her. I want to take the step in the right direction with helping my mother get through this battle, helping myself find ways to cope better with my moms issues, and help others cope with their battles. I'm sorry this brief story is all over the place, but I am new to opening up about this topic and discussing my mother's daily battle. I wish for everyone who is impacted by mental illness to seek help and to not try to fight this alone.

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  1. Taylor, You have taken a great step forward by telling your story here and I believe your mother appreciates it. Your mother counts on you, whether you see it or not and loves you so much for being there for her. I hope and pray that time will ease the pain and there will be a light in the near future. Make sure you take the time to take care of yourself, so you can be there for your mother. God bless. JP

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