I am excited for the opportunity that God has presented me to share my story of recovery and continue my speaking tour advocating for mental health awareness.
A few things to note about my blog entries going forward: they will be completely honest; they will most likely NOT be politically correct; and they will probably talk A LOT about my faith.
But the great part about this being MY website is that it is exactly that - mine. I am free to share my opinion and observations about life and how I achieved victory over this illness they call depression. You may not agree with some of the things that I say and that is perfectly okay. God gave us free will and our founding fathers gave us free speech so I will take that as my cue to write away!
I created this website to serve as a "safe haven" for individuals living with a mental illness but it was also created to bring much needed awareness to the FACTS about mental health. The stigma surrounding mental health has created a prison for those suffering with the illness - too afraid to seek help for fear of the repercussions.
I am here to tell you that recovery is real and it can be yours. I will not promise that recovery will come quick. It may require a little trial and error between you and your doctor as you find the right medication that works. Recovery for me is an every day process. I have learned my "triggers" and I have learned what works - and what doesn't work.
You will fall down as you try to overcome. Falling down does not matter. Getting up again is what is important.
I look forward to hearing from you and giving me your feedback on the website!