Mental health and stability are important components of a stable and healthy life. Never be afraid to ask for help, seek out counseling, and take care of yourself.

I chose this topic to discuss with Music Monday, with the Phantogram song “Destroyer.” It was written regarding the suicide of Sarah Barthel’s sister.

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.