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I’m trying my best

I feel so raw and exposed, on this healing journey I've chose. And nobody even knows, if this will work or when. It's difficult to deal with all these...

Nov 25, 2020

Fighting like never before

Editor's Note: Warning, some language in this story may be triggering for some, reader discretion is advised. At my wedding ceremony in the late...

Nov 11, 2020

The simple gesture of writing get-well cards

People from near and far are admitted to the Regional Hospital into the Adult Psychiatric Unit...

Nov 4, 2020

An open letter to all essential workers

I see you. Because I am you. I am a Public Servant. I know you’re scared but you’re brave anyways. The hero you are. Never...

Oct 21, 2020

My most successful failures

As a heterosexual, white male (6’8”, 285lbs - give or take 15 lbs. either way), I’ve lived a privileged life. I’ve thrived professionally for...

Oct 14, 2020

You can do this

It’s never an easy thing to admit you’ve been lying to yourself. In my case, I can’t say that I admitted to anything. It was almost like the realizations of...

Oct 7, 2020

Is COVID-19 a Blessing in Disguise?

It's difficult to sit here and watch my community crumble in front of my eyes. Last week this time, my eyes rolled at the...

Sep 30, 2020

The importance of a support network

If you struggle with mental illness, the phrase “just talk to me about it” might make you roll your eyes, simply due to...

Sep 16, 2020

Alone With Your Thoughts

When you have PTSD and depression there is nothing more scary then being awake and alone with your thoughts in the still and...

Sep 2, 2020

OCD and my mind

OCD is like a constant voice and thought in your head making you think and believe that you are a terrible person. It makes you think the worst about...

Aug 19, 2020

Knock Stigma Out of the Park: Baseball for Dad

May 5th, 2019 was the day that would forever change our lives. On June 24th, 1990, my...

Aug 12, 2020

I Did My Job: The truth about PTSD

*TRIGGER WARNING* Given the circumstances that were absolutely beyond my control, I did my absolute best in a situation that was a no-win situation,...

Aug 5, 2020