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

A Personal Story

View Post By Lisa Hi, my name is Lisa. I’m 35 years old, and I currently live with the mental health conditions of clinical depression, anxiety, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (also known as ADHD). I was the youngest of eight siblings from a blended family, and the only child of my mother and father together. IContinue reading A Personal Story

The Shame of Recovery

DECEMBER 2018 BY CHRISTI BURKETT It was 6:30 a.m. on the last day of summer. I woke up and couldn’t fall back asleep, so I made some coffee. I’ve gotten into the habit of a brief meditation before drinking my coffee. After meditating, I held my hot mug of coffee between both hands, porch doorContinue reading The Shame of Recovery

Cloud Community

OCTOBER 2018 BY CHRISTI BURKETT The first question asked when a new person arrived was, “What brings you here?” To an outsider that might seem strange and invasive. After all this was a mental hospital; typically talking about one’s mental health is taboo. Some were guarded and did not wish to talk about what experiencesContinue reading Cloud Community