Demon Dreams

  A couple nights ago, I had a dream I was being chased by an amorphic shadow monster, one that tortured and killed anyone who got in its way. I’ve had this dream before. And while I am no expert in dream reading, I can’t think of a more accurate nightmare that depicts the darkness […]

Struggling for Power in the Darkness

There are terrible things about having any illness, mental or physical. And while the struggle of those suffering physical ailments might be obvious, the battle of mental health sufferers is silent, a battle with demons only we can see. And who has the power in that internal battle can determine a lot about how the […]

When Mental Health Gets Physical

Mental illness might be a chemical imbalance in your brain, but given how connected your brain and body are, mental health can often become physical. This is that story. The first chapter of the story is a look at some of the physical symptoms of mental illness. But before I can get into those, I […]

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 […]