Posts tagged family

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?

I Finally Met My Mom, Sober

I Finally Met My Mom, Sober

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” — John Wayne When I was twenty-two I got a call from my father early in the morning before work. He called to […]

How I Became A Mental Health Advocate

How I Became A Mental Health Advocate

A bunch of teenagers had surrounded a meek 10-year-old at a private dinner party. “Hey you! What is 2+2?” they asked. “I don’t know…please go away!” he cried. “Ah, come on! Okay, what’s 2 x 2?” they continued. “6?” The group exploded into fits of laughter. Every guffaw triggered a searing pain in the little […]

Breaking the Stigma

Breaking the Stigma

Unfortunately, even in the advanced year of 2015 there are still stigmas and stereotypes around counseling, or seeing a therapist. However, attending therapy isn’t reserved for those with a “diagnosis.” On both a personal and professional level, I can attest to therapy as proven useful for those working on adjusting to or preparing for life […]

Our Adoption Story

Our Adoption Story

After about 3 years in foster care we were able to grant the one request of our 15 year old foster daughter when we first got her a year ago. ” Please, don’t make me move again, I just want to be stable” The adoption was beautiful. Her birth family and our family have become […]

Life is an Incredible Experience- Schizophrenia Recovery

Life is an Incredible Experience- Schizophrenia Recovery

I was always very curious and wanted to experience what other people never had. Little did I know that the inclination and pursuit for the unknown would result in a diagnosis, although in my teenage years when everyone was thinking about what they would be working with, I couldn’t think of anything other than being […]

Aneorexia Does Not Define Me- Recovery from Anorexia

Aneorexia Does Not Define Me- Recovery from Anorexia

But the thing is I am more than a bag of bones. I am more than my weight, and you are too. If my story inspired at least one person, then I have achieved my goal.

Come Home: A Brother’s Story

Come Home: A Brother’s Story

From when I was 19 until only just recently, my family and I watched my little brother slip further and further into the darkness of his own mind. The helplessness that we endured can only be described as hell. I am not a religious man, far from it, but I think back to moments where […]

Holding Onto Hope- Schizoaffective Disorder

Holding Onto Hope- Schizoaffective Disorder

Hold Onto Hope HOPE- while in Florida, my son, who has Schizoaffective Disorder became very unbalanced from the PDOC triple prescribed and it was not helping. My son broke windows on a car and went to jail. I did everything I knew to do to get this fixed. They wanted 10 yrs prison. We did everything possible […]