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Tammy says when she had her daughter eight years ago, she heard voices that told her to hurt her baby.

"It was, 'Okay, you're going to go home and do this to her.' I talked to myself in my head. 'No, you're not—yes, you are.' It was a constant struggle in my head fighting with myself. And taking my own life—I felt that way, too.

"I went through it for a month and a half before I broke down at work finally and got help," Tammy says. "I felt like I was crazy."

Tammy finally visited a doctor at the urging of her friend. "He put me on medicine and I took a week off work and it started looking up from there. But I thought I was absolutely nuts. I thought they were going to have to put me away or something. It was bad."
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FROM: When a Mother Secretly Thinks About Killing Her Children
Published on July 11, 2005

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