Hope That Holds Strong

We all have a story to share. Stories of happiness, stories of pain, stories of hope. Hope comes in all shapes and sizes. It comes in all different packages. Hope sometimes comes in the form of a helping hand. Sometimes hope is sharing something you love with someone you know. Sometimes hope is seeing a... Continue Reading →

To the parent with mental illness:

Imagine this: you're playing with two of the most important people in your world. The two year old is giggling his head off as he and his 4yo sister try to 'boop' your nose. You too are having fun. Suddenly, you're under attack. You're pinned down, suffocating under the pressure on your chest. You go... Continue Reading →

Stigma in the Church

It's hard for us to face stigma toward our mental health. It's even harder when it's somewhere close to home. As a Christian I've noticed some of the worst stigma comes from church. This isn't because church isn't understanding enough or doesn't care, it's mostly due to an inexperience with something none of us want... Continue Reading →

Mirrors

'You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome - just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.' Jean-Claude... Continue Reading →

Cauterize

Emotion returns Cauterize the wound I'm sick of feeling all the pain Can we change a thing? The Past comes like a knife always wanting to stop the progress of Hope When you feel like the dirt is Were you belong Don't make a choice you can't change The Past won't always win I've been... Continue Reading →

Instagrammable

‘Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.’ – 1 Peter 5:8-9   One of the first impacts of mental illness is isolation –... Continue Reading →

Human

When we realise we're all the same Help is hope we won't forsake Many people drown alone Living in a state of shame Only option strikes a nerve Suicide ending to many lives Stop putting people on a pedestal Start treating them like you treat yourself, If you break your arm you want a cast... Continue Reading →

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