A Cosmic Disappointment

I drink and I scream and I curse the stars, and still you are here, blaring in my fucking veins. Nicole Lyons 2017

Branded From Birth – Robbie J. Sherrah

    The first time I heard those words, I wondered who was suffering more, backward, forward motion, dizzy, a diagnosis of confetti paper, a bedroom and a wall to draw on, chalk walls and demons to entertain, gagging out of mannequins mouths, choking me, choking them, one by one, pleasing me, pleasing them, I … Continue reading Branded From Birth – Robbie J. Sherrah

Fear and Acceptance by Jason Insalaco

Please give a very warm TLC welcome to Jason Insalaco from Instinctive Bird. Thank you for sharing your story and creating a community where people can feel safe and supported.   Hi, my name is Jay Insalaco. I've been living with bipolar disorder type 1 and addiction to drugs and alcohol for the last twenty … Continue reading Fear and Acceptance by Jason Insalaco

The Terrible Father and The Schizophrenic by Christin Harper

Christin bravely shares a very personal account of her relationship with her father. Gorgeously written.

ORGANIC COFFEE, HAPHAZARDLY

Twenty-one years ago, my parents met in a psychiatric hospital. I like to say I was doomed from the start. No one else thinks that’s funny.

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Stigma Fighters

I have never been more proud to stand with a group of people as I am right now. Thank you Sarah Fader and Allie Burke. Stigma Fighters, I bow to you all.   You can read all of our stories here.

Self-Harm: The Myths & the Facts | Embracing Balance

There is always hope! Self-Harm: The Myths & the Facts | Embracing Balance.

Guest Post: Mom Stuff Triggers Me

The words of support that my Mom and I have received since we wrote Words From My Mom: Her Journey has been astounding, and we treasure and appreciate every one. One email that I received tore at my heartstrings and with the writer's permission I would like to post it now. To the Amazing woman who wrote … Continue reading Guest Post: Mom Stuff Triggers Me

Words From My Mom: Her Journey

  My Mother is an amazing woman. There are very few people in this world that I hold in high regard and my Mother is one of them, not because she birthed me, but because she is resilient, magnanimous and fierce. My Mom married young. While her best friends were blushing over high school crushes my … Continue reading Words From My Mom: Her Journey

Mental Health Warrior: Hastywords

I have been following Hastywords' blog and Facebook page for quite some time now and I am completely in awe of her honesty, sincerity, and compassion. She is a beautiful person inside and out. Hastywords is beyond talented and writes with such courage and a soul stirring voice. She opens her heart and shares her fears and what … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Hastywords

A Manic Mind

A Manic Mind Imagine if you will, the fair has come to town. Take in all of the sights and sounds, from the toddlers crying to the pre-teens, laughing. They’re running and trying to cut in line at the ride that promises the biggest thrill. You smell the deep fried donuts, french fries and cotton … Continue reading A Manic Mind