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  1. Nina Bashaw
    November 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

    Thank you for being open and vulnerable to share your story. You are a stunning lady who is an inspiration to everyone and especially those that can relate to your story. Keep up the healthy lifestyle, you deserve to be happy and healthy!!!

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  2. Sarah | Diamonds N' Denim
    November 8, 2017 @ 1:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story. Mental illness is so cruel, especially when it involves your family. I’m so sorry for the loss of your cousins, but I’m so glad you made the decision to stay with us, we need more advocates like you who tell it like it is, and help others in these dark situations. Much love!

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  3. Erika Ravnsborg
    November 8, 2017 @ 1:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story. You were honest and vulnerable. That takes a lot of courage. I love that jacket you are wearing

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  4. LeeAnn
    November 8, 2017 @ 2:17 pm

    Mental health is such a taboo topic and it shouldn’t be! I, too, have battled this issue in my past and got through it. Thanks for sharing your story!

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  5. Katherine
    November 8, 2017 @ 2:37 pm

    You’re so brave for being so open and raw with your emotions and struggles. You’re an incredible person just by being able to speak of this darkness in your life. I know you’ll make a difference just by sharing. Sending happiness and love your way!

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  6. Grace
    November 8, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

    Oh my goodness, thank you for sharing your story. Praying for you!

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  7. Oh to Be a Muse
    November 8, 2017 @ 3:46 pm

    It’s kind of weird — the juxtaposition of an outfit post and this very, very serious and personal topic. But one, thanks so very much for sharing your story. It takes a lot of courage to do so, and I’m happy to hear that you got the help you needed. And two, I really love your jeans!

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  8. Wanderer
    November 8, 2017 @ 3:55 pm

    Looking good! I like your style!

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  9. Cathy
    November 8, 2017 @ 6:27 pm

    I’m so thankful you pulled yourself up before it was too late. My sister-in-law suffered from anorexia/bulimia and she ultimately lost the fight. I know how hard it can be, and am thankful that you have preserved and have won the fight. Keep on being strong and keep on fighting. You are beautiful inside and it shows outside. You have the power to save many others. Keep it up!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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  10. Courtney Byers
    November 8, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story. You are so strong and brave!

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  11. Southern & Style
    November 8, 2017 @ 7:12 pm

    First of all, I am so thankful that you were able to get the help that you needed-it’s so good to see someone in a stage of recovery. Secondly, I’m also thankful that you’re so open to sharing your story, so many people need to see this. One of my very good friends lost her brother to suicide last year and it shook my world because he seemed like such a happy person, but was fighting those dark demons inside. I wish everyone was able to reach out and get the help that they need.

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

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  12. Mandy
    November 8, 2017 @ 7:43 pm

    You are so brave to share your story! Hopefully hearing your story will help someone else!

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  13. Kali
    November 8, 2017 @ 9:58 pm

    I’m in awe of your courage. What terrible struggles you’ve had to endure, I’m so sorry. I know your openness will be so helpful to those experiencing loss and other very trying times. You are a warrior lady – beautiful inside and out!

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  14. Larissa
    November 8, 2017 @ 10:26 pm

    Wow. This shook me to my core. Thank you for being so open, so honest, and so vulnerable. I’m so sorry you’re going through what you’re going through, but I’m happy to hear that you’re receiving help. It’s beyond lonely being in a sea of people and feeling like you can’t connect with anyone. Thanksgiving is a tough month for my family. While everyone is celebrating Thanksgiving and getting ready for the holidays, it’s a reminder to us that we have two family members who will no longer be joining us at the table. And I’m also going through a break up with my best friend – and as much as I’m trying to come to terms with it, it’s painful. Thank you again, for sharing your story – for showing others it’s okay to need help – and for allowing others to connect with you!

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  15. Amanda Schreiber
    November 8, 2017 @ 11:50 pm

    Beautifully written, I’m so happy that you are here today to share your story and the story your cousins can’t share. I know it isn’t easy, but you never know who you may reach in the moment they need it the most.

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  16. Alex
    November 9, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

    Wow. What an amazing post – you are so brave for writing this and you look gorgeous in your pictures! This needs to be shared!

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  17. Jennifer
    November 9, 2017 @ 6:37 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us. My cousin attempted suicide when she was just 13. Luckily they got her to the hospitial on time. I’ve also ended a friendship too and it’s hard!

    Jennifer

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  18. Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle
    November 9, 2017 @ 9:06 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your cousins. Thank you for being so open and vulnerable and sharing your story with the world. You are so strong and I am so glad you were able to make it out of that difficult time.

    xo, Taylor (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

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  19. Azanique
    November 10, 2017 @ 12:23 am

    Girl, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are so brave for opening up about your personal struggles and life. I commend your honestly and authenticity to share your story with us. I am so glad that you were able to build your strength and become the person you are today.

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

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  20. Taylor Aube
    November 10, 2017 @ 10:07 am

    You are so brave to share your story. I also have a cousin that I lost at a young age and it really shook my whole family. I’m happy you are on the road to wellness. Wishing you the best on your journey forward <3
    http://stopdropandvogue.com/

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  21. LuxMommy
    November 10, 2017 @ 10:41 am

    Such a strong a powerful message. Thank you for sharing this story with us.

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  22. Anna English
    November 10, 2017 @ 10:43 am

    Such a great way to use your voice and audience for good. You’re strong and courageous!

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  23. Annaliese
    November 10, 2017 @ 2:22 pm

    So, so brave of your to share your story and encourage others to get help! Know how loved you are! I will be praying for you, beautiful!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  24. Rachel
    November 10, 2017 @ 6:04 pm

    Wow this is such an incredible story. The fact that you made it though such a difficult time, and have come out on the other side of it, able to tell share your journey to encourage others is beautiful.

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  25. Sydneyt
    November 10, 2017 @ 6:08 pm

    So glad you are here with us today. You are strong and brilliant and sharing your story shows us all that.

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  26. Kristin
    November 10, 2017 @ 8:55 pm

    It was so brave of you to write this post. Thank you for sharing.

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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  27. Ashley Zeal
    November 10, 2017 @ 11:32 pm

    You are so strong to share your story!!!! I loved this post and I’m so proud of you for sharing!

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  28. Kimberly Smith
    November 11, 2017 @ 7:52 am

    Thank you for your honesty & bravery. My family also has a history of mental illness and I’ve lost 6 loved ones to suicide. The more we talk about it, the more those who are struggling with depression will feel less alone.

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  29. Mary
    November 11, 2017 @ 1:46 pm

    thank you for sharing your story <3

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  30. Mattie
    November 11, 2017 @ 2:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! You’re very inspiring! Lots of love

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  31. KatWalkSF
    November 11, 2017 @ 2:34 pm

    Such an important story to share. You are so strong and brave.

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  32. Ashley DTKAustin
    November 11, 2017 @ 2:57 pm

    You are such a beautiful and strong person to share your story with everyone and hopefully save a life in the process. You are an inspiration to all of us. Stay brave, my friend.

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  33. DeAndrea Martin
    November 11, 2017 @ 4:51 pm

    Thanks for your bravery. I am sure that this post helped someone who has really been struggling. A lot of people don’t want to talk about mental health but we all deal with it. Its important that we change how we see therapy so that people will not feel self-conscious about getting help.

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  34. Annette
    November 12, 2017 @ 12:13 am

    You are such a strong and beautiful person. Thank you for sharing this story. I know it wasn’t easy but your story will help someone in need! <3

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  35. Megan Elliott
    November 12, 2017 @ 8:41 am

    Wow. I’m so sorry you’ve had to go through all of this!! Thank you so much for being so brave and sharing your story. I’m so glad you’ve gotten help and I’m sure that by sharing this story you are also helping others. I wish you nothing but the very best!

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  36. Lindsey
    November 12, 2017 @ 10:49 am

    Tara, you are a beautiful person inside and out. Sharing this piece of yourself with us took incredible courage, and thank you for doing so. Knowing that you’re not alone and there is light and the end of the tunnel is so important. Thank you, again, my friend. This was a very important story to share.

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  37. Jasmine Vargas
    November 12, 2017 @ 5:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story! Takes a brave person to share this.

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  38. Tori
    November 12, 2017 @ 6:53 pm

    Wow, first of all: I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one, especially to an illness, feels so empty. And thank you for being open enough to share your story of struggle with depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide. You are loved, beautiful, and so worth it.
    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

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  39. Elena Michelle
    November 12, 2017 @ 7:04 pm

    you are incredibly brave to share you story, thank you for doing so, because i think there are so many people out there silently suffering. i am glad that you were able to get the help you needed to get through this. you are not alone!

    xoxo,
    Elena Michelle
    http://www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

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  40. Liz
    November 12, 2017 @ 8:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing something so personal! Mental illness is very serious and I know yoir post is going to help so many people.

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  41. nicole leigh
    November 12, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

    this is such an inspiring story. it’s incredible to see where you’re at now compared to what life was like for you in the past. it’s so great that you kept moving fwd, because look @ what you’ve accomplished! you’re a role model to all women, so keep sharing your love, style & stories gf. x, nicole // http://www.nicoleeigh.com

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  42. Anniw
    November 12, 2017 @ 8:57 pm

    Wow you are so strong to write this post! This outfit is stunning!

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  43. Stephanie Ziajka
    November 12, 2017 @ 9:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing something personal in your life. This will be so helpful for others! Keep it up.

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  44. Maggie
    November 12, 2017 @ 9:37 pm

    Wow, thank you so much for sharing this! I hope others struggling with mental illness get help, as well. It needs to be talked about more openly in our society to be properly treated!

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  45. ashley houston
    November 12, 2017 @ 9:37 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story. Mental illness is so serious and sadly affects so many people. My mother struggles with this as well and has attempted suicide. It’s a struggle every day.

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  46. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
    November 12, 2017 @ 9:41 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. <3 Sending love your way!

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  47. Anna Baun
    November 12, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

    This is an incredible story! Thank you so much for being open and willing to share. Sending you lots and lots of love! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

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  48. Nicole
    November 12, 2017 @ 10:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story!

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  49. Maegan Clark
    November 12, 2017 @ 10:49 pm

    You look so chic! Love this look!

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  50. Adaleta
    November 13, 2017 @ 12:27 am

    Oh my goodness, I can’t thank you enough for sharing your story, It was so powerful to read and see how you came through,

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  51. Molly
    November 16, 2017 @ 12:20 am

    What a story you have, and it is so brave of you to share it. I have quite a few friends who struggle with depression, and it is not easy. Having lost a friend to suicide, I have to say that I am thankful for people who have found a way to come through it, and are brave enough to share their story and hope to help others find their way through depression and all that comes with it. You are amazing!

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

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