Facebook (almost) Killed Leo

Leo is not his real name. But there are many like him. Leo flips through Facebook and sees something that makes him want to vomit. Now a number of things on Facebook on any given day may cause a gag reflex. But for Leo, this one was the worst. It was personal. It’s Leo’s ex…photographedContinue reading “Facebook (almost) Killed Leo”

Broken Strings

As we ate sticky rice and seaweed fish soup, Aida told me the good news: in Singapore there’s another name for schizophrenia. The name is not easily translated into English, but it means “violin with a broken string.” My new friend Aida is one of the first women to be ordained as an Anglican priestContinue reading “Broken Strings”

Breaking the Silence

We met at Taco Bell during a rainstorm. My brother and I grabbed a bite to eat before attending a program that night hosted by NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). After eating burritos and a Mexican pizza, we headed to Windermere Union Church for the program. This was their fourth year hosting the annualContinue reading “Breaking the Silence”