Here’s the truth. I didn’t have a mom. A mental illness raised me. Whatever she suffered from, it ate her up and left us nothing. I don’t have any life lessons from h…My Mom‘s Death Was a Good Thing5.5K73Jessica WildfireAlicia RustMay 28, 2018·1 min readI fear my son may think this one day. By no means am I abusive…my husband can attest to that…but mental illness has affected every relationship I have in one way or another.