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

The Long Road Home

It’s been awhile since I’ve walked this dusty road, but I remember it well. That spot there, where the sun never quite reaches, is where I found myself on my knees praying to a God I didn’t believe in. Bodies upon bottles upon razor blades gleaming with self-harm and a cocaine glow fill the ditches … Continue reading The Long Road Home

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.