Where is God When the Darkness Comes?

I’ve talked several times on this site about my faith, and in particular how my faith has been helpful for me in managing my mental illnesses. Yet I haven’t addressed one important question that I struggled with early on, a question that I think many who have chronic illness struggle with. Where is God during […]

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 […]

Without Rain, You’ll Never Get A Rainbow

I am going to continue the rain theme I started yesterday. Yesterday, I talked about how you can’t change the rain, can’t wish it away, and that you can’t wish away mental illness either. Today I am going to look beyond the rain. Because without rain, you’ll never get a rainbow. And similarly, as challenging […]

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. […]

Gratitude

There are many tools one can use to fight back against their mental illness. One such tool, a tool I have not used, is gratitude journaling. The idea is simple. Mental illness creates negative, intrusive thoughts, and gratitude journaling creates positive thoughts. But like I said, I haven’t used it.  I haven’t used it because […]

Serenity & Wisdom

Mental illness is wicked in many ways. One of those wicked ways is that it will convince your own brain to lie to you. It will convince you that people you know love you don’t, that you are alone when you aren’t, and that you shouldn’t get help, when you really should. So it can […]