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A tribute to Project Semicolon’s Amy Bleuel by Michael

Depression

A tribute to Project Semicolon’s Amy Bleuel by Michael

I remember the exact time that my life changed.  It was the moment that suicide ceased...

Apr 24, 2017

But You Seem So Strong

I struggled with depression for a long while before I did anything about it. That’s because I was, for the longest time, mostly functional. I did well in high school,...

Apr 13, 2017

What brought me back

When I explain to you what has happened over the last 12 years, you might not believe it took place, but it did. Depression is a word that I knew...

Apr 11, 2017

Coming back from the brink

This is not my beautiful life. My office door is locked, blinds closed and I’m curled up in the fetal position under my desk...

Apr 4, 2017

It’s okay for men to feel like this

I started showing signs of depression when I was in my teens.   My father taught us that men don’t feel sad, that we...

Mar 30, 2017

I’m ashamed

I remember the first time my Dad told me that he wanted to kill himself. It is, of course, one of those things a person never forgets. There were...

Mar 21, 2017

Never in harm’s way

I was 10 and it all started with my brothers and I being taken into child custody - we were fortunate that we got to stay with family. With...

Mar 14, 2017

Change is Hope

To get some hope- you have to do one thing. Change one thing and there is hope!

Mar 13, 2017

It’s fucking tough, let me tell you

Mental illness, depression specifically, has been the biggest hurdle I’ve had to overcome in my life. At 29 years old; I've suffered the...

Mar 9, 2017

Proud of the Shower

When you have fought like hell to make it to the shower, celebrate it!

Mar 6, 2017

This will not break me

I thought having three diagnosed mental illnesses, would help me write about my fourth but holy hell, this one ... man ... it’s been difficult!   While I am a sufferer...

Mar 2, 2017

What we don’t say when we talk about the high

I still can’t settle on what came first, the high or the mental illness. I can,...

Feb 28, 2017