The Darkness of My Demons. And the Light of My Angels

I frequently refer to my mental health issues as demons. And to me, they absolutely are. And while I’ve talked of my faith some, the fact is that the demons of my darkness are getting a lot more screen time than the light of my angels. And as I’ve found myself thinking more about faith […]

Demons and Faith

With yesterday being Easter and all, it seems an appropriate time to talk with a little more detail about faith and the role it has played in my mental health battles. After all, I refer to the demons of my mental illnesses, perhaps I should also talk about my angels? Faith has been essential in […]

Stigma. And Suicide. And Silence.

I have never been actively suicidal, but I have thought about it. I have never wanted to die, but in the past I haven’t cared about living. As I’ve said before, one of the biggest things that stopped me from being actively suicidal was that I didn’t want to be a burden to the people […]

Have a Little Faith. Or Don’t. Whatever

Faith was and is an important part of my recovery. I believe my God is a loving and forgiving God, and on my darkest days I need that. Moreover, the sense of community I get from church is extremely important to combating my feelings of isolation. But that is just me. Others, even those with […]