Falling Upwards

Falling Upwards

I have owned my depression, and it has opened so many doors for me, and made me a better person. The goal now is to help others do the same.

The Dark Place

The Dark Place

A depressive illness is not a sign of physical weakness, nor is it a condition that can be simply wished away

Black Sails, White Rabbits

Black Sails, White Rabbits

I was born manic‑depressive. It was only a matter of time. My fate was always to make a scene. The diagnosis was simply the last one on stage.

Spread a Little Sunshine

Spread a Little Sunshine

My family is happier. I’m happier. Yes, this is a recovery process but I no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel as an oncoming train. For me, that light is sunshine. I don’t have to ask where is the sunshine anymore. I’m seeing it peek through the clouds and just that alone is reason to continue.

I Drank Away My Greatest Joy Into My Biggest Regret

I Drank Away My Greatest Joy Into My Biggest Regret

Drinking had cost me everything even my greatest joy. How was I to continue? How was I to even care?

The Mirror and the Door

The Mirror and the Door

No matter what I have been through I am not alone, there is hope and recovery is possible.

How I Got Rid Of My Social Anxiety

How I Got Rid Of My Social Anxiety

I was a mess and I knew perfectly well I couldn’t take responsibility for my recovery, I couldn’t man up and take the matters into my own hands – they would slip right through them. I was a puppet and my social anxiety was pulling the strings.

Climbing Back from the Brink

Climbing Back from the Brink

Welcome back Matthew, I missed you.

When Depression Came To Stay

When Depression Came To Stay

I still have an elephant come and sit on me every now and then, and that’s fine. I’ve learned to be patient and kind to myself on the bad days, and appreciate the good days. I’m no longer afraid to speak out about my mental illness, and I even write a blog about depression.

A Crow From Beyond: The Roots of True Therapy

A Crow From Beyond: The Roots of True Therapy

If you are struggling to find the right therapist for you–have you ever considered seeking out someone who has the same, spiritual beliefs as you do? If you are Catholic– a Catholic Therapist–for example. For me–I feel this was the fundamental key that had been missing from all of my other therapy sessions.