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Kassidy Skarison – Suicide

I developed a sense of normalcy regarding suicide. A common episode in my home was the one where my parents would fight violently for hours on end. The fights almost always included my mother’s blood and my father’s drunken threats to kill himself. After repeated exposure to the remark, it started to slowly lose its [...]

By |2019-04-16T11:31:49-07:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brien Blatt – Schizoaffective

What is Schizoaffective? Schizoaffective disorder is a type of mental illness which is essentially a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. There are actually two types of the disorder. The first type is Bipolar, which has episodes of mania and depression; and then there is the depressive type, which only includes episodes of major [...]

By |2019-03-05T14:48:31-07:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Am A Washed Out Indigo

My Father is a Man of the Woods, and my Mother a Woman of the Wind. Their record collection, now combined and collecting dust on a shelf in the basement, is organized alphabetically and chronologically according to each artist’s history of creating sound. It begins somewhere around ABBA and plods along to Point Z, where [...]

By |2019-03-04T07:29:18-07:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Come As You Are For #NEDAwareness Week

Come As You Are For #NEDAwareness Week   NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association) is hosting Come As You Are for the week of  February 25 - March 3, #NEDAwareness Week. The organization works tirelessly to help individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA aims to be a “catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality [...]

By |2019-03-01T14:27:04-07:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Janet Coburn – The Difference a Diagnosis Makes

  It has taken me over four decades to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Here’s how the journey went.   I knew when I was a child that there was something wrong with me. That was all too clear. I was told I was “too sensitive,” which meant to me that there was something [...]

By |2019-01-19T19:09:09-07:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anonymous – Overcoming Oppositional Defiance Disorder

  The past year has been quite a struggle and while we have made improvements, it is far from over yet. Raising a child with ODD brings stress and exhaustion as well as great disappointment in the mental health services that are being offered. The understanding and improvements that we have made so far were [...]

By |2019-01-15T11:40:15-07:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments