Moments in Keith Anderson’s life remind us that memories evoke musical experiences.
Leonard Cohen’s lyrics were poetic prowess whether read or heard. And they will never be forgotten.
When you are struggling to find a meaningful connection, to believe you will recover from depression, music can help you to feel less alone.
Online resources are necessary, but what about the role of people meeting people?
Keith Anderson experiences the highs promises provide, but hits the emptiness of false hopes. It’s all part and parcel of the roller coaster recovery to be endured when rehabbing from a mental illness.
The world is harsh beyond my bubble. Sometimes, I assume everyone is educated to be sensitive and compassionate, but then I learn yet again, that we need to continue to advocate for mental health rights.
Slowly, but surely, mental health stigma is being eradicated, advocacy is working. As a man who has embraced this mission, I am thrilled.
People with mental illness want to be part of society, no longer dismissed, their stories not reduced to a list.
Old pain can create new feelings, and it’s not depression this time. It’s an unidentifiable emotion, which I must learn to endure as I continue to heal.
It’s costing companies anywhere from $15 billion to $33 billion in any given year in disability claims alone.
Society has a “stigma” around mental illness, but what it really amounts to is harmful, even deadly, to those who encounter it.
Years in the darkness of mental illness left him socially awkward and technologically baffled. But it also made him determined.
Now I am able to celebrate the depression that took so much of my life into the darkness.
After a long climb out of the depths it took a heart-to-heart with an old flame to make him see himself as a good man.
I looked happy, but inside I was falling apart.
People suffering with mental illness need to set the factors identifying acceptable and unacceptable word choices used to describe their diagnoses and conditions. It’s time to support these meaningful members of the population.