September 20, 2018

Baggage. We've all got it. And not the pretty matching sets that celebrities use; I'm talking about the heavy, mismatched, torn, big-ass mothers that you use when you're moving and otherwise hide in the least used closet in your home. 

Mine? The literal baggage I use si...

August 15, 2018

In my initiative with We Are Alive, I was prepared to share my story with the world. Granted, I was scared -- terrified really -- at laying myself bare. But the feedback was strong. Fortifying. And that's the reason I write today. 

I fear that in my original post and th...

July 15, 2018

Several voices in the spotlight have spoken up about the realities of living with mental illness, and that is truly something that would have never happened a decade ago. It's refreshing and it's real -- even if it's ever so slightly done for publicity. For me, I draw...

June 10, 2018

Lately, I’ve been on a gratuity kick. It’s been two years and some-odd months since I was diagnosed with severe depression and suicidal ideation. 6 years since generalized anxiety. In a way, I’m celebrating mental “sobriety “– not including my liver. But there’s been s...

May 30, 2018

 For those of you who have been living under a rock, last spring 2017 Netflix released their smash hit series 13 Reasons Why which told the story of Hannah Baker and the series of events that eventually led up to her suicide. The series was graphic, inflammatory,...

March 24, 2018

DISCLAIMER: I realize that by writing this, I will be upsetting a lot of people. Namely the millions of members in the NRA (including some really, really dear and loved friends and family). I realize that there is no way that I could possibly do this topic justice, as...

March 10, 2018

The following piece was written as a commissioned article by Aware Online, another great organization focusing on reforming the rhetoric around mental health. 

They say if a friendship lasts more than seven years then it will last a lifetime. Can we just 

appreciate how...

February 10, 2018

One of the first things I did when I emerged from my three-day stint in the hospital for depression was start a blog. I titled it "Fruit of the Loon," always a fan of puns. I assumed no one would ever find it who would sue me for copyright infringement on the name of a...

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