mental illness

Step Up My Mental Wellness Game.

Guest blogger: John Arenburg.

If you have been an avid follower of my work then you will know that I don't take my mental illnesses laying down. I have been in the fight for a very long time and have been very successful in the past of winning enough battles to enjoy a quality of life that has produced happier times and great moments that I will alway treasure.

Words Have Lasting Impact - Choose Them Wisely

Scrolling through Instagram today, I came across a post that read, “I wish I was as fat as I was the first time I thought I was fat.” I couldn’t help but cringe and try to imagine my own thinking along these lines.

PTSD: The Impact Of Stigma On Firefighters. An Inside Perspective

PTSD: The Impact Of Stigma On Firefighters. An Inside Perspective

For fifteen years of my life I had the great honor of being part of the volunteer fire service family. I, like most people who sign up, caught the fire service fever. As a result, it got into my blood and still runs through my veins to this day.

My Advocacy For My Son Stems From My Brother's Suicide (Trigger Warning)

Suicide Awareness Day in England is tomorrow, April 5th, 2019. For me, it began in 1987 when it stole my older brother from our family. His diagnosis was Manic Depressive and Mild Schizophrenia Disorder. He lived in a broken home, my mother rarely supported men and my father was abusive towards him

A New Dawn - The Story Behind the Voice

I’m the host of A New Dawn podcast where we dialogue to humanize mental illness. This has been a passion of mine for years. I am a mother, grandmother and a teacher in the public school system. I raised my children as a single mother for 18 years, working minimum-wage jobs, living paycheck to paycheck. We struggled, were homeless once and I always knew I needed to complete my degree to make more money, but life prevented this and threw various obstacles in my path.