• Huntingtons Disease
  • Inside Insanity: Exposing the Truth

      In today’s society, people with HD, (as well as people with mental illnesses) are often thrown into psych wards because their caretakers feel like they have no other choice. And I get that. I feel a strong sense of desperation everyday, but there are other options. Don’t get me wrong-I know that there are […]

  • Huntingtons Disease
  • Twenty-Three Going on Seventy

    I’m 23-years-old. Twenty. Three. Well, 24 in two weeks. I’m a full-grown adult sitting inside of the sink in front of my bathroom mirror, begging it to stop watching me. I keep the reflection foggy so that they can’t see me, and I keep my mouth sealed tight so they can’t hear my thoughts. I’m […]

  • Lessons
  • The Sparrow and the Bees

    By Kailey LeBlanc She was just a young bird with bees in her brain. I know it’s an unlovable image, but hear me out. For a time, many years ago, she soared brilliantly through sun-soaked skies, blissfully in tune with the songs of her Creator. In these days, the warmth of tomorrow’s promises lifted her […]

  • Mental Illness
  • Cure For Paranoia: Creating a Cure for Mental Illness Without the Prescription

    Ya’ll, this had to be the most fun interview I’ve ever done. This 70’s inspired hip hop/rap band is taking Dallas by storm, bringing along with them a cure for mental illness without the prescription. The lead singer, Cameron McCloud (formerly known as That Kid Cam) was recently diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia, but instead of […]

  • Mental Illness
  • Why Mental Illnesses Should be Treated as Seriously as Physical Illnesses

    A day in the life of someone who suffers from a mental illness: July 22, 2016 My first trip to the emergency room for anxiety. Alarm goes off I literally can’t get out of bed today. I have to get out of bed today. If I lay here and do nothing, then I’m wasting all of […]

  • Mental Illness
  • Spring Breakdown

    I’m driving across the county for my monthly psych evaluation–an appointment that I’d managed to push back until my medication had run out…for a week. And let me tell you, if you’re on meds for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and a mentally degenerating disease, then missing a dose is a very bad thing. Rewind about two […]

  • Mental Illness
  • Seven Unexpected Ways to Relieve Depression and Anxiety

    If you follow my blog or know me at all, you’re probably well-versed on the mental illnesses that I suffer from. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t suffer from depression and anxiety, but believe it or not, there have been some positive outcomes that have birthed from this long-term sort of suffering. I’m […]