Tag: mental illness

The Battle Is On

I wrote this poem in August of 2000. I was three months sober. Let me know if it means anything to you. ¬†______________________________________________________________________ Emptiness fills the room. I alone sit quietly. Chest tight and eyes welling with tears,… Read More

A “Strong Suggestion” Killed My Friend

The stigma associated with mental illness is a terrific one. I have struggled with depression and anxiety most of my life. I have battled both anorexia and bulimia, and participated in other self-injurious behaviors over the years…even in… Read More

Six Years Of Accountability

Just last week I was fortunate enough to celebrate six years in the world of recovery from addiction and alcoholism. ¬†Like so many other sisters and brothers in sobriety, I could easily list a hundred things that are… Read More

A New Year Sober

I woke up this morning before the sun came up. I felt excited about the day and a part of me couldn’t wait until the kids were up so we could start it. I knew where I was,… Read More

To Resent Or Rejoice…That Is My Choice

The holiday season is upon us and although it ’tis the season to be merry, it can also be quite concerning for alcoholics. At least it was for me when I was newly sober. There is no easy… Read More