Recovery is a Two-Way Street for Peer Support

Two years ago, my life was turned upside down.  I had just been discharged from the hospital from my fourth suicide attempt within a year.  My wife informed me that we needed to separate, meaning I had to move out of the house we had bought together a few years before.  I lost my job – and little did I know, a career in software engineering that spanned 17 years.  I had to rebuild my life all over again, bit by bit.  A tough challenge for anyone, but in the mix, I was dealing with borderline personality disorder, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Oh, and did I mention I’m a transgender woman? Continue reading Recovery is a Two-Way Street for Peer Support