A perfect brightness of hope

August 28, 2018, was arguably the most difficult day of my life. Around 3 am, I was awakened by my husband. I could tell there was something very wrong with him, although he didn't realize it. I wasn't sure what to do so I said a quick prayer. Concerned about his well-being, I did not... Continue Reading →

Hunter’s story: the effects of bipolar in children on the family

{Note: I wrote this for a college assignment in 2010 when Hunter was 11 years old. But I continue to share his story to give a voice to others like him and their families.} Tears roll down his cheeks like steady raindrops sliding down a window during a spring thunderstorm. “I HATE YOU, DAD, I... Continue Reading →

‘Even the darkest night will end’

  Note: originally written in September 2015. My mental health has taken a beating over the last year or so. I have a physical illness that has really been taking it to me, and as a result, affecting my mental health. I’ve been battling this physical ailment for half of my life. What makes it... Continue Reading →

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