I'm Sarah Sharp, and I write about mental health and social injustice. I want to help you reach your audience, empower and educate people, and save lives.

I'm the author of Life with Boba blog by HealthyPlace, where I relay my experiences raising a child with ADHD. Here you'll find stories about a mother who's made plenty of mistakes and will admit it. After all, we all have something to learn.

My own blog, Veterans' Invisible Spouses, which is featured on Feedspot's Top 100 Military Wife Blogs in 2020, also spotlights a realm of human experience that goes largely unnoticed: the lives of people married to veterans with PTSD. The information you'll find comes from personal experience and extensive research. My hope is to build a place online where other vets' partners can find hope and tell their own stories. The world needs to hear them.

I'm also an official contributor for The Mighty, where I write posts about mental health topics such as PTSD and depression. I've written about mental health for the OC87 Recovery Diaries and Invisible Illness, too, and about social injustice for Passive AssetAn Idea, and Marriage Cat Magazine.

As you'll see, I can write from the heart, or I can write from the mindI create relevant, unique content that will inspire, engage, enlighten, and build trust with your readers. For me, writing is all about health and healing.

We can work together to make a difference in this world.

Parental Burnout When You Have a Child with Mental Illness | HealthyPlace

Once again, I'm going to admit something that's difficult to bring up because that's what Life with Bob is all about--transparency and honesty. So here goes: sometimes I feel burned out parenting a child with mental illness. I have found ways to cope, but parental burnout has still lodged its way into my life and my family's lives. It's affected the relationship I have with my son and the relationship I have with myself. What is parental burnout, and what can you do about it when you have a child with mental illness?

You Must Be Courageous to Parent a Child with Mental Illness | HealthyPlace

You must be courageous when parenting a child with mental illness. After all, if being the parent of a child with mental illness were easy, then there wouldn't be a blog dedicated to the topic. Life with Bob wouldn't exist. That's why I'm not afraid to admit that raising a child with mental illness takes more courage than any calling I've ever had--sometimes more than I have stored up. (At least, that's how it feels.) Evidently, though, I do have what it takes, and you probably do, too.

A Soldier and His Civilian: Being Married to a Combat Veteran with PTSD

It’s the Fourth of July, and the whole city sounds like war. In my husband’s head, it is war all over again, battles he thought he left behind in the Iraqi desert years before I met him. Inside, our home is no retreat. Nothing drowns out the thunder of gunfire and imminent death. Chances are, my husband and best friend isn’t coming back from this tonight. But this isn’t a story about my husband and his tour of duty in 2005. This is my story about being married to a combat veteran with PTSD.

'Mom Guilt' and Childhood ADHD: Forgiving Myself | HealthyPlace

Raising a child with mental illness usually comes with a healthy dose of "mom guilt," and raising a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is no exception. While a little "mom guilt" keeps me on my toes, sometimes it becomes debilitating, so I was relieved to find out that ADHD and "mom guilt" are co-occurring problems that many parents struggle with. I'm not alone, and neither are you.
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