December is a difficult month for me. It’s dark. It’s cold. I have a lot of trauma anniversaries stacked close together which often leads to flashbacks or nightmares that interrupt my sleep cycle. Having an interruption in my sleep cycle only exacerbates my flashbacks and nightmares and things just slip and slide around all over the place until after New Year’s.
I’m doing better this year than I have in years passed, but the mood shift is still present. It’s frustrating and exhausting. For once I’d just like to enjoy the holiday season in its own hectic bliss instead of fighting with my other demons too.
This, among other reasons, is why I dedicate my sales to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention every year around the holidays. I know exactly how it feels to be fighting mental health demons day in and day out. I know how it feels to see death as a sweet escape vs a dark reality. I also know how wonderful life can be after getting the help and support you need to maintain your mental health. If there is any way I can offer support to those who need it and continue the education process, I’ll find it.
Here’s how you can help:
If you want to support this drive and get some cool stuff, take a look at one of the creators below.
Haus of Clover
Pin shop Haus of Clover will be donating $2 per purchase of every pin of a new design that’ll be launched on December 8th. Once that design is live, I’ll link it here.
Author Rebecca MacCeile will be donating $1 per each copy of any of her books sold from her website, RebeccasBookshop. Additionally, each person to download a copy of her newest book, Eleanor’s Library, on Booksprout will generate a $5 donation.
Like previous years, he’ll be donating all proceeds from his book, An Epilogue to Innocence, during the charity drive. Additionally, all proceeds from his Patreonfor the month of December will also be donated. As a bonus, all new and existing patrons who make a paid pledge in December1 will receive a special reward — a character preview post for a character in his coming book — sometime in January 2020.