Being West Indian/Caribbean is a special thing, our people are culturally bonded regardless of their island (though they can also be relentlessly patriotic). We share a common history, similar foods, similar music, beautiful beaches, beautiful people, similar upbringings (broughtupsy), a similar timeline of immigration to North America...and well we also share the same prejudices, same … Continue reading Having a Mental Illness and Being West Indian
Ok, obviously there are a lot of things about your mental illness you could be embarrassed/ashamed about, especially when it comes to anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts and of course the big one, suicidal ideation (which no one really wants to admit, who wants to tell people that?). And if it were a perfect world we … Continue reading One of the most embarrassing stages of my depression
I wrote this for a friend who edits a church newsletter. Hopefully, I didn't scare them. I've now lived half my life being mentally ill, soon I will have known it longer than I have not. In a way this terrifies me. Will there ever be a day where I do not know it? A … Continue reading What Mental Illness Means to Me
Depression is draining as f**k. Not only to experience it but to lend someone an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on, just by association it can suck the life out of you. And this is why I advise you to befriend as many people as possible. It sounds drastic but after fifteen … Continue reading Depressed? You’re Going to Need A lot of Friends
I wish I had wrote this sooner. So much has happened between my original post and now. Everything feels like simply a memory, which it is, but you know what I mean! My first post was optimistic I think but things have definitely been up and down since then. I had to do a lot … Continue reading A Jilted Bride, 30 and Depressed
Demi Lovato Just Brilliantly Shut Down Everyone Blaming Mass Shootings On Mental IllnessDemi Lovato Just Brilliantly Shut Down Everyone Blaming Mass Shootings On Mental Illness Prince Harry Opens Up About Mental Health, His Mother And His Relationship Status This Photo Series Tries To Combat The Stigma Of Mental Illness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4G2NXsuYyM
Any art that's psych related I just gobble up and I love Simon Pegg
I think it is so incredible that the Internet has allowed people to express themselves, especially when they are dealing with unique circumstances. Watch this beautiful video logging a young women's battle with not only Trichotillomania (classified as an ICD which is similar to OCD) but depression as well. This is the change I believe our … Continue reading
A clue for tomorrow's big reveal of A Hidden Life's official cover art! Cannot wait to share it with you.
I’ve read Seth Adam Smith’s story and he’s making huge headway on reaching others. It definitely spoke to me and I’ll keep it in mind as I continue on my journey!
My wife practically forced me to press play. I watched most of it through a raised glass, distorting all of the images.
I’m not too comfortable being on camera, unless I think I’m funny. And suicide isn’t funny.
In any case, my interview for KSL’s special on suicide is now online. You can watch it by clicking here.
I’ve had a lot of incredible feedback. My life is filled with wonderful, supportive family and friends. I was particularly touched to see dozens of my friends share the link to my story on Facebook.
After reading all of the comments (some of them from people who are currently struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts), I’ve decided to write a faith-based book on recovery from depression and suicide. It’s time to shine the light on the darkness.
On a humorous note, probably my favorite comment came from Bob Pettit, the husband…
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