Tag Archives: mental health

Ramblings within a month-long depressive episode

I’ve been wondering recently what it’d feel like to work in one of those call offices for suicide hotlines. I know the pay is crap and that shouldn’t matter but you must be pretty strong to help someone after they … Continue reading Ramblings within a month-long depressive episode

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Why hope will never be silent

Harvey Milk once said “Hope will never be silent.” That quote has been an essential quote for me since the ninth grade.   As long as we keep hope in our hearts, we can never be silenced, and we can prevail. … Continue reading Why hope will never be silent

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My adoption, my mental health and my community support network

I was an African American child adopted by a white mother and there were several things that came up for me in my childhood.  They were things that a biological child may not have had to deal with. Some were … Continue reading My adoption, my mental health and my community support network

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3 things I’ve learned about fake news from mental health advocacy

I was plunged into the mental health world when my son was 7 and made his first suicide attempt.  I got him help, of course, but I needed to understand what was happening to him and to our family.  Overnight, … Continue reading 3 things I’ve learned about fake news from mental health advocacy

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When life hits hard, challenge your challenges

You’re on the bumper of the guy in front of you, frustrated beyond belief that there’s traffic for some reason today, when you need to make an important meeting. As you’re pulling into the parking lot late, it starts to … Continue reading When life hits hard, challenge your challenges

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