Sliding towards Christmas

I’m thinking about what it feels like to slide. Imagine sliding down a playground slide: feeling pure delight, feeling carefree and on top of the world. Remember how it feels to go down a really awesome slide? Again and again? But there’s always that bad slide ride. I’m thinking of times when the slide isContinue reading “Sliding towards Christmas”

Don’t Stop Living

I was on suicide watch for someone who was thousands of miles away. After hanging up the phone, I couldn’t stop thinking about what my father said. From his words and from the sound of his voice, I knew that his despair was so immense, so consuming; my father lost his desire to live. IContinue reading “Don’t Stop Living”

Independence Day 2013

So I’m getting ready to share part of my story with the world. This part of my story is about the severe mental illness in my family and how loving them has changed my life. It’s amazing how hard it can be to talk with someone about mental illness. It’s also hard to admit toContinue reading “Independence Day 2013”