I apologise for the lack of recent posts. A combination of overwork, overstress and … well, you know. I don’t need to say because everyone on this site knows. I … Continue reading A life in three halves
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. While it’s great there’s a month dedicated to this, it should be 365-day year awareness. I understand suicide can be a touchy subject especially … Continue reading September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
I am worthy even when I don’t feel like it. There’s so much of my past self that I don’t resonate with at all anymore, but I love her just … Continue reading The Voyage and Worthiness
I am guessing that most of you might have realized that I have been absent for quite some time. Despite me being an advocate for mental health, I too suffer … Continue reading Reclaiming My Love For Literature
“There is no greater joy than being freed from the captivity of your mind.” ~Susan Walz The escape from the interference of mental illness frequencies that affect your inner being, … Continue reading The Blurry Lines of Mental Illness
“There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection.” – Carl Jung This last month I stumbled upon something new called shadow work. It was something I’ve … Continue reading Confronting Your Shadow Self
I have not really taken a step back and realized that life is not so bad, that despite my mental illnesses I have done great things that will continue to help me not just continue this road to recovery but make me feel good–something missing in my life of late.
Wow, 3 posts in one day, Alan, what the heck are you on? And where can I get some? No but seriously, I have stated that I am 99.9% cured … Continue reading How to beat the backslide
Right now I’m at a period of my life where I’ve been focusing more and more on my own inner work & personal development. It’s something I neglected and put … Continue reading A Special Thank You to my Friends & Family
I am making moves towards my next goal of moving back home after moving out of state a year ago. I applied and applied for jobs until I finally found … Continue reading Running Towards Hugs.
When it comes to drugs I don’t have a whole lot experience but that many of our people in the mental illness community have turned to drugs as a way to cope. I high school, I used marijuana as a way to deal with depression and anxiety, and I was lucky enough not to have gotten into hard drugs.
Four years ago was when I hit rock bottom. I was sexually assaulted and that experience broke me. I was drinking everyday not wanting to deal with life sober. I … Continue reading Why I’m Thankful for Hitting Rock Bottom