January 29, 2019

It’s a crisp spring morning in East Lansing, Michigan, one that, in my case, is rare for so many reasons. First, the weather is actually cooperating, something that can’t often be said for the state of Michigan. Secondly and more importantly, the mood is especially cel...

January 24, 2019

My name is Michelle. I am fifty-five years old. I have lived with mental illness all my life, at

least since I can remember.I never fit in as a child. I was the one people bullied. I was called “Cry Baby” probably because I cried a lot; not just when the other people bu...

October 30, 2018

From all walks of life, whether they walked for themselves, someone they love or someone they lost,hundreds came together with one mission for their steps. They all wanted to stomp out stigma and raisemoney for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

In one way o...

October 18, 2018

When I see people out and about with their emotional support pooches and kitties, I often wonder if they know how just how hazardous to their health that companionship truly is.

Please hear me out.

I didn’t realize just how hazardous to my own health these adorable anima...

August 31, 2018

 There are one or two days during the month where I should not leave the confines of my bed. I should lock up all technology, pens, paper, smoke signal tools, morse code machines, anything I can possibly use to communicate. I possess PMDD, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disord...