I had just gone to lunch when the news of Chester Bennington’s suicide began to spread like wild fire. I thought, “you’ve got to be kidding me.” Of course, like most, I am absolutely stunned, but what I feel most is numb. Numb to the news that another talented being has succumbed to the black […]Read More There’s a place so dark, you can’t see the end.
(Zach and I have been friends since high school. He is one day older than I. He took this selfie with my disposable at prom.) It’s funny, really. All the signs were there – a fascination with violence, owning several firearms, crushing depression. Everyone in the family expected it – except it wasn’t me. My […]Read More Braving the black hole – Zach’s Story
One of the primary things I have struggled with during my most recent transition (as read in last week’s post,) is my relationship with food. I never had an issue with food or obsessing over quantity. My sister and I grew up naturally thin. In high school, I was underweight. There were times when my […]Read More Its just eat-motions takin’ me over.
Some consider 7 a lucky number, but what is luck? “When it comes to being lucky, she’s cursed.” — Cat Stevens. The last 7 months have been a debt filled torture. 7 also symbolizes change and according to ridingthebeast.com, closure and positive renewal. So is that why suddenly I’m in a good place, mentally? Maybe […]Read More 7.
We are all well aware of the stigma that is associated with various forms of mental illness. Unfortunately, there is too much involved when it comes to the topic of post-partum depression. It is many women’s dream and ultimate joy to bring new life into the world. However, several do not always experience the […]Read More A Happy Mommy is A Happy Baby – Living With Post-Partum Depression
While the world continues to face problems receiving easy and affordable healthcare, there is an even larger problem with obtaining access to mental health services. Over half the world’s population, approximately three billion individuals, are struggling to find help and with the unclear future of healthcare in America, about 23 million citizens will lose access […]Read More Building Trust – Sachin’s Mission
photo credit: Eiji Fuller On May 4TH 2008, my life changed for the worst. It was on that day that an ambulance picked me up in an alley. It was on that day that I woke up from sedation only to discover I was strapped to a bed with a mask on my face. It […]Read More There is hope – Veronica’s story
*TRIGGER WARNING (this post contains the subject of suicide.) I was so close to the edge on March 7th, 2017. I was ready to be over it all (I was suicidal), but I told my mom what was going on in my mind and she told me she would get me help the next […]Read More Where you invest your love, you invest your life – Kristeen’s story
It began in elementary school. It didn’t make sense then, but it does now. The stomach aches. The crying episodes. No one knew what was causing my frequent nausea. I couldn’t even tell you, but I know now that I was suffering from anxiety. When I got to middle school, the bullying began. I wrote […]Read More Standing tall as a sunflower – Kim’s Story