400 Dark Tales Later

This is my 400th post, which seems like a good time to stop and look back at what this blog has accomplished and all that I still hope for it. This blog has helped me educate myself and others about mental health issues outside of my own. It has helped force me to be committed […]

Another Story of 25

This post feels a little weird to write because it is the blogging equivalent of standing on the shoulder of giants. And the inspiration for this post is a giant to me. Her name is Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess), and if you don’t know her work, you should because it is amazing. Jenny talks […]

A Pretty Decent Month

October started and ended with me fight through depressions. Yet, most of the month was actually fairly good. It was the longest stretch I’ve had without a depressive episode in a while, and, as an added treat, it was the best month for this site’s overall viewership, so thank you for that!  Depression is a […]

What a Day: World Mental Health Day 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day. It is also the one year anniversary of my first post. And it has been quite a year.  I started this blog on World Mental Health Day 2018 because I wanted to share my experiences with the world, let others who are struggling know they are not alone, and […]

200 Times Answering God, the Telemarketer 

  Today’s post is my 200th. And I want to use my 200th post to take a moment and reflect on why I take the time to write these posts. Yes, it is therapeutic and yes I like to write. But it is more than that. It is something I feel needs to be done. […]

Bringing Light to the Darkness

I don’t really know what to write here. I don’t know how to translate my feelings of depression onto a page. Or perhaps it is more accurate to say that my depression doesn’t like having a light shined on it. I talked in a previous post about how, in the midst of the darkness, you […]

100 Dark Tales

Today marks my 100th post. In that time, I’ve been struck by both the very sincere responses that I’ve seen and by the bravery and honesty of others I’ve connected with since starting this blog. Talking about the dark tales of mental illness may start as a whisper, but as more people join the conversation […]