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
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.
I have been on medication for my bipolar disorder – and depression before it – for a great number of years. The most recent cocktail of drugs has been the … Continue reading Mental Illness, Escapism, and Addiction
We met an age ago amidst a storm. Her inn shone like a beacon in the night. I longed for some relief, for some place warm. The storm would pass … Continue reading The Woman of the Inn – A Sonnet
The following post is written by Matt, owner of loudestminds.com: So let’s talk about that alcohol problem you definitely don’t have. Chances are if you suffer from mental illness you … Continue reading 5 Excuses I Used to Deny My Alcoholism
“Please Drink Responsibly” is the phrase slapped across every product you must be twenty-one years of age to purchase in the United States. Alcohol has been, is, and always will … Continue reading To Be(er), Or Not To Be(er)
For a long time, I tried to hide my self-harm scars. Luckily my arms are fairly hairy, so they aren’t quite as obvious as they might otherwise be. My upper … Continue reading Self-Harm and Seeking Attention