The Burden of Depression: This is Real

The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. My kids are running and laughing in the background. And here I am trapped in a bubble where my heart is unable to enjoy any of it. My kids are clean and feed. My dishwasher is running. I even did a load of laundry. I function. Barley. … Continue reading The Burden of Depression: This is Real

The piece that didn’t make it

So last month, I auditioned for a spot in the "Listen To Your Mother" production. It is a wonderful production of women sharing stories about motherhood.While watching past years shows on their YouTube channel, I knew that my piece was a long shot. However, when I think of motherhood, my children having to deal with my … Continue reading The piece that didn’t make it

Just out of Reach: The Cost of Help

There seems to be this ongoing idea that mental health services are readily available to all those who need it. This idea is sadly untrue. It shouldn’t be but it is the reality. The damaging effect of this concept is the portrayal of those with mental illness as not really wanting the help. If I … Continue reading Just out of Reach: The Cost of Help