The State of Our Mental Health Nation

Tonight, President Trump will give his State of the Union address. Some will love it, others will hate it, many likely won’t even watch. I don’t care where you fall on that spectrum. As I’ve said before, I don’t want this site to be political. Yet access to mental health care and a reduction in […]

Smiles and Suicide

I said that my last post was one I really struggled with. I think this one might be even harder for me. Apparently, this is the week for me to rip open old scars and talk about the tough shit. I promise my next post will be something more fun, like me almost getting stabbed […]

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 […]

The Smoking Gun and the Red Herring that is Mental Illness

This week, as with so many other weeks, this nation witnessed a community in grief, torn apart by senseless gun violence. The scenario, so familiar to so many of us, brought grief that those mourning the losses couldn’t even imagine. The responses too, were all too familiar. Calls for better gun control laws on one […]

Finding The Right Words

I wrote yesterday’s post, in part, so I could get to today’s post. Defining what mental illness is and what living with mental illness is like is important because it offers those who don’t have any frame of reference for what it is like to live with a mental illness a better understanding of the […]