About Cristi Comes

Mom. Wife. Writer. Advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, self care, self image and style. Technology and social media lover. Board of Directors, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Washington State Chapter. Warrior Mom Editorial Leadership Team Postpartum Progress.

My story is not over; and neither is yours.

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A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended; but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life. Today is April 16th, which is the day of the Semi Colon Project. A day when those who have struggled with grief, or been suicidal, or self harmed, or lived with a broken … [Read more...]

Top 10 Charity Fundraising Tips

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The last few years I've done a lot of charity fundraising, particularly for suicide prevention. Its not something I have ever done before..ever. And I HATE sales, which is kind of what fundraising is when you really get down to it. You're selling a cause...your cause...something you are passionate … [Read more...]

Our Stories Are Not Over #SemicolonProject416

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I recently read about the Semicolon Project on Healthy Place. It really spoke to me, and when I shared the information in my mental health blogs group on Facebook, many of my fellow advocates responded to the campaign; especially as writers living with mental illness. I just love the imagery and … [Read more...]

Mobile Device Hijack! Help from Norton by Symantec

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. Disclosure: This sponsored Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons.com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. All opinions are my own. Last year while on vacation in Florida, I forgot my iPhone in the mall bathroom. When I … [Read more...]

Disney’s The Pirate Fairy Kids Activities

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. I just love the worlds of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. The characters are certainly a part of my childhood and its really cool that the tradition continues with Ellie and Ronin. We've watched the current Tinker Belle movies a ton and Disney's The Pirate Fairy (which came out on BlueRay Combo Pack … [Read more...]

Origami Owl Online Fundraiser

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. A couple of months ago, Origami Owl Independant Designer Jamie Bertucci found me via Twitter. She contacted me about my fundraising for the Overnight Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention because she is passionate about the cause. Nine years ago Jamie lost her Dad to … [Read more...]

The Life Saver

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. Last Thursday I stayed up past 3am drawing something... I was so inspired and moved to be creating it that I just couldn't stop. I know some of you (but definitely not all of you) know I've been struggling in a manic phase. I saw my doctor just under 2 weeks ago and she completely revised my … [Read more...]

MinaDream Crochet Easter Basket Giveaway!

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. Spring is such a beautiful time of rebirth and renewal. I just love the season, particulary when the sun starts shining here in the Pacific Northwest and we can get out more for some Vitamin D. As for Easter, we're honestly not religious around here, but we love the family traditions that … [Read more...]

Share Without Shame

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. On Saturday a few friends and I went to the Overnight Walk Kick-Off Event in Seattle. We were there as representatives for our Washington Chapter, but mainly the goal was to introduce first timers to the National 17-mile Overnight Walk, and encourage those still thinking about it to take the … [Read more...]

Social Media Butterflies: Suicide Prevention Fundraiser

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. Right now I'm in the middle of a very important project. I'm raising funds for suicide prevention. For the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to be more specific. I'm sure you've heard me talking about it, but if you haven't, a couple months ago I created some original art that I … [Read more...]

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder & World Bipolar Day

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. I'm over at Postpartum Progress this morning and we're talking about Postpartum Bipolar Disorder. Many women who experience PPD in the classic sense also experience the very often misdiagnosed symptom of hypomania/mania. And some women even go on to actually develop chronic Bipolar after … [Read more...]

On the Move: 14 Tips for Healing from Sexual Trauma

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. Licensed Professional Counselor Kathy Morelli and I are over at Postpartum Progress today talking about past sexual trauma and how it can affect the stages of motherhood (pregnancy, birth & postpartum). She offers great advice on ways to help.  I myself have experienced a date rape, and … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Fashion Tips

. Guest Post by Jenna Maroney At long last, we’re (hopefully!) coming up on the finish line of one of the worst winters in recent U.S. history, and I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready to shove aside my winter coat and scarves to make room for my boxes of spring and summer clothes. To … [Read more...]

Charity of the Month

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. BIG NEWS!   The Washington State Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been named March Charity of the Month by the Champion Seattle Seahawks,  KIRO Radio 97.3, 710 ESPN Seattle, AM 770 KTTH  and MyNorthwest.com. All over the country this foundation is being … [Read more...]

World Bipolar Day March 30

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. It wasn't until recently that my doctor realized I had more than Depression and Anxiety as I had thought my whole life. After having kids I also started to display the symptom of Mania as well. Living with Bipolar Disorder isn't something I'd wish on anyone. But its a part of me and it doesn't … [Read more...]

Lee Jeans and Moss Mills Clutch

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. Today over 100 bloggers are kicking off the 2014 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years  and ModlyChic. It's all Fashion! Only FASHION! And is the Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, a grand prize valued at $1,200 (see … [Read more...]

Dress & Bow of the Month Clubs Lillybelle’s Closet, SassyBug

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. Giveaway is now CLOSED, but please check out Lillybelle's Closet and SassyBug Boutique below for beautiful girls fashion and accessories. Today over 100 bloggers are kicking off the 2014 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years  and ModlyChic. Its all … [Read more...]