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Checking-in

I realize that going a few weeks without posting anything might lead someone to think there’s something wrong. Nope! Its been a busy few weeks, and that includes time spent thinking about the direction I want to take this blog. I’m worried that I…

5 Things You’re Saying to People with Mental Illness Vs. What They’re Actually Hearing

We’re in the earliest stages of a new world for people living with a mental illness. Slowly, the topic is becoming less taboo and people are opening up about invisible illness in a way that reduces stigma and increases understanding. As such, you’re likely…

Reflections on a Radical Act of Kindness

In waiting for these stories to come to us, we’re at the mercy of the benevolence of others.

Pursue Your Own Healing for the Good of Others

People who never give themselves the chance to heal, will always deny others the same.

How Shame (and pride) Kept Me Sick

There were definitely times in my life when I should have seen a doctor. One of those times happened a little around 14 years ago. I was in the midst of a depressive episode, the second of what would become many. I was drowning…

A year ago, today.

On July 10th, 2018, at the UMC Psychiatric Clinic in Tucson, I was diagnosed with Type I Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), and social anxiety disorder. From about 19 years of age I have experienced lengthy periods of severe depression, interspersed with varying durations of high…