Fade Out

There was a moment when the neon caught the silver that I thought to myself, This is going to make a wicked mess. But the lights went down and everything faded to black. © Nicole Lyons 2017

Dear Walmart

Update 1: The Mighty has published this piece which has been updated with Walmart's response to the costume makeup being sold on their online store. Update 2 : We would like to thank Walmart for removing this from their online store. Update 3 – On Monday, October 25 Rubie’s Costume Co, responded to Stephanie Bennett-Henry’s request … Continue reading Dear Walmart

I have fallen

I have fallen hard, swirled to the bottom of a bottle of Jack, stuck to the blade after the perfect line was cut. I have had life breathed back into me, great thrusts upon my heart cracking ribs, as if pain could will me to stay. I walked the halls of the damned, kissed death … Continue reading I have fallen

Crazy, Cancer & Chuckles

Last month Stephanie Bennett-Henry and I wrote something together that touches on Stigma. I was reluctant to post it for (get this) fear of offending people. How ridiculous is that? Pretty ridiculous considering the disgusting comments and jokes that people are making today, in regard to Sinead O'Connor. I swear to God, some of you need … Continue reading Crazy, Cancer & Chuckles

“I spent five days looking up ways to kill myself.”

A brave and beautiful post.

Support #TheLoveEffect film – ‪#‎SucidideAwareness‬ ‪

  Thank you, Jacqueline Cioffa for bringing this to my attention. Please everyone check out this original post on the Jackie's stunning site.   Source: Support #TheLoveEffect film - ‪#‎SucidideAwareness‬ ‪  

On This World Mental Health Day I Give You Hope | Embracing Balance

Source: On This World Mental Health Day I Give You Hope | Embracing Balance

MindTrip CROSSFIRE Humanity Edition: Mental Illness, Massacres & Misinformation

Welcome to MindTrip Crossfire A section where I take one topic and hit it from two different bipolar perspectives. This is the place where we encourage you to join in on the conversation, share your experience, and let us know where YOU stand. The MindTrip CROSSFIRE: Humanity Edition is taking a look at the recent UCC … Continue reading MindTrip CROSSFIRE Humanity Edition: Mental Illness, Massacres & Misinformation

Social Media Injustice | Embracing Balance

"While social media justice is not real life justice, it affects real peoples lives. What we do online effects our real life and other people’s as well and everyone would do well to remember that." #DianneHoffmeyer Source: Social Media Injustice | Embracing Balance

World Suicide Prevention Day 2015: My Stigma Fighters Survivor Story

Over the past few days I have been corresponding with a young woman on The Lithium Chronicles Facebook page who is in a rather dark spot. I am happy to write that she is now actively seeking treatment and while she is still overwhelmed and quite low, she sees that there is hope. She reminded … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day 2015: My Stigma Fighters Survivor Story