On Special Assignment

The Heavens were stirring with excitement. The angels and saints were fascinated with God’s newest creation. They looked down to earth to see the expectant family, happily making preparations, anticipating their new addition. God was pleased as He prepared to set the delivery in motion.

Life of an Unwhole Child

I grew up without a father figure. My mom was my role model, even though she was depressed. When I was younger, I was in private school in first to sixth grade. Sixth grade was a horrifying time for me. My classmates always started rumors about me and made fun of me, I also was getting harassed. I then thought about suicide.

Coming Out of the Closet

September is “National Recovery Month” in fact it is SAMHSA’s 25th National Recovery Month. For those of you that may not know SAMHSA stands for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out.” So I would like to Speak Up while Reaching Out, to the reality of my recovery and recovery experiences with you. 

Mandy's Story

After some traumatic experiences, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Keep in mind that I had fought this health issue for a long time. I am one of “those” individuals who for a long time would skip meds, flush them down the toilet, just in general had a hard time being compliant. 

Maria's Story

When my military career ended when I was kicked out of the army for being gay, my mania and depression were no longer  manageable or useful. I became edgy and neurotic at full blown manic and non-functional and sullen at full blown depression. My world began to fall apart and my delusions started to take a paranoid bend.