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

5 Ways Roller Derby can help those with Mental Illness

Roller Derby is a mixed bag community. Players come from all walks of life. It is a veritable melting pot of backgrounds. You have people who are married, divorced, pansexual, bi-sexual, homosexual, professionals, stay-at-home parents, the former cheerleaders, the former misfits, every nationality under the sun, etc.  I think it is why it's so easy … Continue reading 5 Ways Roller Derby can help those with Mental Illness

The Power of Why

People have a weird way of basing their degree of sympathy over how someone died. A baby is stillborn. Tragic. A woman dies while fighting cancer. Brave. A person gives in to their depression and commits suicide. Selfish. I am a firm believer that all life holds the same value. A lost life, no matter … Continue reading The Power of Why