Battling The Stigma, First Step In Getting Help For Those With Mental Illness
This is the story of Evan, who spent his first stint in a psychiatric hospital at thirteen. I can only imagine what a harrowing experience that must have been. But the stigma kept him quiet for decades, and finally speaking about it and helping break down the walls helped him push forward. Click Here to Read Entire Article
Timbaland Opens Up About Depression and Drug Addiction
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Timbaland spoke about how his position in hip hop and music in general had played a role in his battle with depression and drugs. Click Here to Read Entire Article
I was invited to talk mental health with Tiffany Werner. Listen Now!
I was honored to be a guest on the Moments Of Clarity with Tiffany radio show. We talked about The Flawed Ones, mental health, education, children, veterans and so much more. Download the podcast here!
Living Through The Nightmare of Benzodiazepine Addiction
One of the worse things about my anxiety was that it kept me convinced that there was something medically wrong with me, that I was going to die unexpectedly at any point from a horrible illness, without warning. I remember that as a kid there would be nights where I would be terrified of going to sleep at night, thinking that if I closed my eyes, when I opened them in the morning I would be blind, never able again to see the light. ...
How My Condition Changed My Life (Guest Post)
I have struggled with Anxiety for a very long time, so long that I don’t remember when I first noticed a problem. Through my years at school I slowly changed from a kid that loved drama class to a child that could barely put his hand to ask a question. By the time I got into University I had been formally diagnosed with Anxiety, and it had become a real problem. I spent half my first year sat at the back of my lectures so no-one would notice me. Presentations were a panic attack that I knew would come, but couldn’t do anything about it. ...
My Journey Through Anxiety, Depression and the People that Changed my Life
I was very honored to be able to write a guest post on Marty's blog, Gum On My Shoe, about the journey that I took through the waters of depression, addiction and anxiety. This is very personal to me, yet a story that like The Flawed Ones needed to be written. I would be immensely grateful if you visited Marty's blog and read, not only my article, but the rest of the great mental health content that his site contains. http://www.gumonmyshoe.com/2017/08/my-journey-through-anxiety-depression...
This Is What My Xanax Addiction Looked Like
In an attempt at keeping my anxiety under control, I ended up with one of the worst dependencies I have ever experienced, even after being an alcoholic for ten years. Xanax brought me to my knees and kept me there for years, it destroyed me physically and emotionally, it took everything I had and left me a shell of a man. I have been fortunate to come out of the other side alive, but it still still important to care of those that are battling benzodiazepine dependence every single day. Some of ...