From Oppression Comes Light – Stephanie Ortéz

From Oppression Comes Light Since I left you, I feel free. My soul is no longer trapped to yours. Like a bird learning to fly, I have regained the wings that had been cut off from me. Out of the ashes, I no longer surrender to carnal love. My consuming desire gravitates towards the air, … Continue reading From Oppression Comes Light – Stephanie Ortéz

Rights, Wrongs and The Sanctity of Life

It started with a simple tweet where I expressed my opinion in regard to the hundreds that I saw where people were screaming, "more guns", "shoot back", "arm the country"; and it turned into the pistol packers calling me everything from “vapid” to a baby killer. Wait, what? A baby killer? Apparently it’s completely okay … Continue reading Rights, Wrongs and The Sanctity of Life

Halloween: Are We Perpetuating Stigma? | Embracing Balance

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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

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.

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

Mental Health Warrior: Sarah Sorensen

Sarah is an awesome person. She is highly intelligent, funny as hell, and sharp as a tack (as the old saying goes.) Her quit wit has had me in stitches more times then I count, she truly is a great person. She is the friend that will send a message just to say hi, ask if … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Sarah Sorensen

Mental Health Warrior: Allie Burke

I thought that this introduction was something that I would be able to bang out in mere minutes, not because Allie doesn’t deserve a well thought out and articulate intro, but because I knew exactly what I wanted to say. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have struggled for over a week trying to … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Allie Burke

Mental Health Warrior: Sarah Fader

I count my lucky stars every day for crossing paths with this Golden Soul. When I think of the word "advocate" Sarah Fader comes to mind. Not only is she the founder and CEO of a non-profit that I believe in with all of my heart and soul, but this woman would give you the … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Sarah Fader

Mental Health Warrior: Courtney Keesee

As a mother I often worry about my children in this day and age. I worry about the things that society would have them believe they should place their value on. I worry about the kind of role models they will have to look up to when all I see portrayed in the media are … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Courtney Keesee