Living With Mental Illness is Like Swimming With A Great White Shark Lurking Nearby

Recently, I have been waking up every morning and thinking, “Another day. Ho hum. Just another day,” while feelings of melancholy fill my heart and ache my soul. Although writing … Continue reading Living With Mental Illness is Like Swimming With A Great White Shark Lurking Nearby

An Unwelcome Itch – a poem

Mental illness is a bitch that leaves an unwelcome itch I cant scratch away. Believe me. I’ve tried all day. Can’t remove this crud that entered like mud after Hurricane … Continue reading An Unwelcome Itch – a poem

In life, the best thing to do is?

I am a mental patient and had a tough teenage. When I was first diagnosed with a mental disorder, I was only 13 and had no clue of mental disorders. … Continue reading In life, the best thing to do is?

You Are So Brave…

“You are so brave to share your story,” many people have said to me throughout the years. “Thank you,” I would humbly reply and never felt like I was brave. … Continue reading You Are So Brave…

Post a Day in May For Mental Health Awareness

It is that fantastic time of year again. It’s MAY! The important month where we  educate, celebrate, and increase awareness of mental health.  Every MAY I write a POST A DAY … Continue reading Post a Day in May For Mental Health Awareness

Societal Genocide

A society screaming for acceptance Sits judging the alcoholic mom Religious people condemn others to hell As Priests rape innocent, God-fearing boys Promoting originality and authenticity Forgetting to disclose an … Continue reading Societal Genocide

Regarding Stigma and Addiction

I have been researching a lot lately about addiction and recovery as I have come to realize that most of my struggles and pain from living a mental illness life … Continue reading Regarding Stigma and Addiction

Rural Mental Health 911

There I was, minding my own mental health business when someone I know (read my husband of the last 20 years who is growing on me) suggested I travel with … Continue reading Rural Mental Health 911

Stigma: The Thorn in My Side

Since I was a young child there was a thorn in my side–a thorn in my flesh that penetrated deep into my heart and soul. I couldn’t pinpoint what the … Continue reading Stigma: The Thorn in My Side