Why do bad things happen to good people? It is one of the most written about problems in religious writing. I can’t answer for you, I can only answer for me. But I can tell you how I answer this question for myself.Continue reading Suffering and thankfulness? It’s how we’re all connected
Mental health has been propelled to prominence during the pandemic, and with newfound social isolation comes a need to reflect on how drastically our environment shapes our well-being. Continue reading The relationship between environment and well-being
“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister EckhartContinue reading The Virtue of Love
Ending the Silence offers in person and virtual presentations that typically last 50-90 minutes, and aim to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health.Continue reading Working to End the Silence
I view myself as a child of God who struggles with life on life’s terms which happens to include a serious mental disorder. Although I identify as a Catholic Christian, I am beginning to seek an understanding of other faith expressions as an expression of my love for God’s creation.Continue reading My Journey Through Mental Illness
“All my life, I have never met a truer friend
Her eyes catch mine
Filled with tears, and in hers
I see only her concern for my reflection.”Continue reading A Poem
Three officers involved in the incident that resulted in the murder of George Floyd are currently standing trial. NAMI Washtenaw has compiled a list of resources to support anyone who might re-experience racialized trauma during this time.Continue reading Nine Resources for Coping with Racialized Trauma
My telephone rings.
I answer it.
It brings a voice unseen
from a world far away.Continue reading A Poem
As an individual who has suffered a considerable amount of emotional trauma in my adolescent years (typically an emotionally volatile period of life), I have found this goodness and love—the most fundamental virtue of my relationship with my creator—in the early years of my childhood, which has paved the way for my personal recovery through mental illness and has revealed abundant avenues for immense personal growth.Continue reading Virtues in Recovery
In the past, it felt like it was my fault that I was not “recovered” from my illness. Some days you do it. Some days you do it better than others. But every day I’ve survived with this illness is a triumph of the human heart and mind.Continue reading An Incongruence in Recovery