• Posted: June 11, 2020
  • Time to Read: 8 minutes
  • Word Count: 1708 words
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I Wanted to Write about My Depression but I Was Too Depressed to Write

I had a medical scare that sent me to the ER. They suspected that I was having Transient ischemic attacks (TIA). This required that they look at my brain and they performed both a CT scan and MRI. I’ve never had an MRI before and they asked if I was claustrophobic. That is when I […]

  • Posted: February 14, 2019
  • Time to Read: 5 minutes
  • Word Count: 1071 words
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The Challenge of Love on the Logarithmic Scale

I was sitting on my twin bed tucked away in the living room of my mother’s apartment. In my early thirties, I  had a fight with my father. Abiding by his rules had pushed me too far. So I moved to Oregon to live with my mom. My family believed that I could only survive […]

  • Posted: June 14, 2018
  • Time to Read: 3 minutes
  • Word Count: 689 words
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Lessons Learned From Mental Health Advocacy & Portland Pride

In 2006, I started a mental health organization at Humboldt State. This group was called NAKED for Mental Health. I can’t tell you what the acronym means—I wanted a title with some shock value. All my friends joined and we put on some activities in the halls. The stigma around mental health is awful. It […]