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 →

When It’s Dark

Please never give up on yourself And learn to see kindness is an act we all need. Never feel like it's okay To tell yourself you shouldn't be alive today. It might feel like it's the end And you can no longer lift your head, But the blood beats in your veins And darkness can... Continue Reading →

My Superpower

When I was little I thought I had a superpower. I could sense when things were going to go wrong, or something bad was about to happen. My success ratio was flawless. I thought I could see the future. I kept this knowledge to myself, because I knew, even at a young age, that I... Continue Reading →

Moonless Night

Darkness, she is my lover; my horrid friend. She comes to me when I'm alone and wraps me in her cold embrace. She cries with me; but it's all just a mirror. Her lips well as she presses them against mine. Ice pierces my soul as I lay in her satin sheets. Something within me... Continue Reading →

Don’t Type The Talk

Everyone has an opinion. Some are more vocal about it than others, some hold opinions that may align with facts more than others, but everybody has them. Opinions are good – natural even. From where you stand, what you’ve seen and heard, it follows that you are going to put what you know together –... Continue Reading →

In A Place of Refuge

It's a proven fact that a community can be sustained as long as the people continue to build each other up and continue to do so even when one person stuffs up in a major way. In a place of refuge (not escape) we hear each other out and help where we can.

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