A Personal Story

I believe that just as someone with diabetes might need to take a pill or get medical attention, the same goes for someone with a mental health condition. A person with a mental health condition is not their diagnosis or a label, but a person just like anyone else. Continue reading A Personal Story

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A Personal Story

By Frank Pace I remember laying in my bed when I was about five or six and wondering why I felt like I just didn’t belong, or if there was just something wrong with me…I felt defective. It was like everybody else had instructions for living and I never got mine. As I got older,Continue reading A Personal Story

A Conversation with Sarah

By Jeff One evening, I had a little “conversation” with my dog, Sarah. It was a cold December Saturday night during the height of the COVID outbreak. I had been on disability the past three months because I was so physically and mentally unhealthy. My wife and I separated just a few weeks before IContinue reading A Conversation with Sarah

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A Poem

1975 was the year psychobabble and Cognitive Behavior Therapy both made the pages of Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, and my dad re-married. My new word that summer in the backyard of our new two-story house was hammock— it had give, it made room for me.  At nine, I could pull it around me like a cocoonContinue reading A Poem

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A Personal Story

By Marty McLaughlin Introduction Hi. My name is Marty McLaughlin. By day I work as a mild-mannered engineer. But at night I transform into a mysterious crime-fighting hero who is an inspiration to peace-loving citizens everywhere…Er…Take that last part back. I’m just me. I’ve always been me, no matter how hard I try to beContinue reading A Personal Story

A Personal Story

By Maureen So as not to dive abruptly into the depths of my mental illnesses, I would like to quickly, yet formally, introduce myself. My name is Maureen, and I am a sophomore studying political science at the University of Michigan. I was raised in a large Irish Catholic family (the youngest of eight children!)Continue reading A Personal Story