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Suicidal and Alone

What it’s like to be suicidal and alone

Depression

What it’s like to be suicidal and alone

Warning: Some content may be triggering, reader discretion advised. The first time you tell a stranger that you’re suicidal, it’s predictably weird and it...

Nov 13, 2019

My Love/Hate Relationship With Stigma

Stigma. The sound of that very word strikes anger in many of us burdened with mental health challenges. It also, unfortunately, strikes fear in...

Nov 6, 2019

Mental illness does not define me

“It’s my fault” is what I say to myself.  My oldest son, almost nine, was diagnosed with two types of anxiety disorders two...

Oct 30, 2019

No longer alone with my secret

I have always cried for no reason, felt sad for no reason and generally been unhappy. I thought it was because I was the...

Oct 23, 2019

I am proof

Hello my name is Heidi , and I am a mental health advocate. I have dealt with mental health issues most of my life, starting as a teenager. Starting in...

Oct 9, 2019

Depression is a powerful sucker

It was only a few short years ago, but I can honestly say that everything I’ve done, and everything I am today, is...

Sep 25, 2019

My living nightmare

Wtf is wrong with me? I have been awake for days with grandiose ideas of starting a business: drawing a logo, building a website and actually filing the paperwork --...

Sep 11, 2019

Men, we have a problem

Men, we have a problem. A deep seeded, long standing practice of remaining silent about our mental health. This “tough guy” facade is killing us. Therefore, we owe it to everyone...

Jun 26, 2019

Man up On Mental Illness: The silence of men

To recognize mental health month in the U.S., I have decided to write about the silence...

May 22, 2019

Chasing the High of Success and the Hell it brings

Maybe it's just me. But it seems that anyone who suffers from depression, often searches for...

May 15, 2019

Proof of hope

I was born in 1980. My struggles with mental illness began when I was four years old. I started sticking myself with sewing needles and slamming my head against...

May 9, 2019

An abnormal childhood

Our childhood was far from normal. Our Mom had epilepsy, so we witnessed lots of Grand Mal seizures. She passed away. Leaving behind Dad, my brother and I. Well, soon after she...

Apr 17, 2019