Bringing My Mental Illness into The Workplace

I’ve made a couple references to the fact that I was in the process of seeking a reasonable accommodation under the American’s with Disability Act (ADA) for my depression and anxiety. I’ve refrained from talking too much about it because it was an ongoing process. Fortunately, my employer and I recently reached an agreement for […]

The Impostor in the Darkness

Today is one of those days where I feel like I have no right to talk about my battle. It’s one of those days where I’m sure my writing is terrible and that I’m just exaggerating my struggles. It is one of those days where my mental illnesses try to convince me that I don’t […]

Can I Get a Little Boost? Please?

Yesterday, I asked for clarity, both in the form of new glasses and in the form of a better understanding of my mental illnesses. Today, I am asking for a little boost, a little more energy to get through the day. Because each day I seem to end up a little short and each morning […]

Can I Get Some Clarity. Please?

Today, I had an eye doctor’s appointment to get a new prescription and some new glasses. My current glasses are showing a bit too much damage from 7 years of use, which includes falling asleep on them more often than I care to admit. And as I think about it, I realize that my vision […]

From the Shores of Cuba, To the Shores of Lake Michigan

Mental illness is a complex ailment. It is different for everyone, and we still don’t completely understand why it develops in the first place. There is evidence it is genetic. There is evidence it is environmental. Maybe it is a combination of these factors. Maybe it is something else. Maybe someday we will unlock the […]

The Darkest Tale and the Red Herring: Guns and Mental Illness

I am heartbroken. I am angry. And I am sure I am not the only one.  I am heartbroken because this weekend, America witnessed the true horror of not one, but two mass shootings. These nightmares, and our nation’s epidemic of gun violence, truly are the darkest tales of this nation.  I am angry because […]