The Year That Wasn’t

2020. It started with World War III. Remember? When we almost went to war with Iran? I bet you don’t. So much has transpired in the world between then and now, it’s hard to keep track of everything. One minute, it feels like this year went by in a flash, the next, we forget thatContinue reading “The Year That Wasn’t”

#BeHereTomorrow

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day today. If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you know my story and my multiple brushes with death by suicide. This year, I didn’t want to rehash those stories. You can always go to the archive and read them if you wish and I encourage you to doContinue reading “#BeHereTomorrow”

Queer as Folk – Growing Up Gay in Jesusland, USA

“Why do you think I asked you to get lunch with me today?” I asked my best friend. “I have an idea, but I don’t want to offend you.” He said. “Just say it, I think you might surprise yourself.” “Is it because you want to tell me you’re gay?” In that moment, a weightContinue reading “Queer as Folk – Growing Up Gay in Jesusland, USA”

When it’s not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The holidays can be hard for many of us, myself included. This last week, for me, has proven to be very difficult. I’m trying to keep my head above the waters of responsibility, gifts, and my own mental well being. It’s proving to be more difficult than I thought it would be. My care routineContinue reading “When it’s not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Please Stay

If you or a loved is in crisis, please reach out to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (United States). Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. If you know anything at all about my story, you know my history with mental illness and suicide. It’s days like today that put everything I fight forContinue reading “Please Stay”

The Blog Post Everything in Me is Telling Me Not to Write

Trigger warning: This post includes detailed descriptions of a suicide attempt, severe mental illness, and police misconduct. If you or a loved is in crisis, please reach out to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (United States). A quick note: The title of this post says it all: I am going to struggle myContinue reading “The Blog Post Everything in Me is Telling Me Not to Write”

We Need to Stop Making Light of Psych Wards

If you or a loved is in crisis, please reach out to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (United States). You see it on TV all the time, ghost hunter shows exploring an old psychiatric hospital. You’ve seen movies such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and you think that must be what it’s like, but it’s not.Continue reading “We Need to Stop Making Light of Psych Wards”