So four of us are setting up at the Out of the Darkness walk hosted by AFSP, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. I look over and see a group from the McShin Foundation putting up the display you see featured here on this page.
Your stories help others. And I want to share them.
If you are in recovery, what was your rock bottom? Did you lose custody and how did you feel? How have you been treated? How many funerals of friends have you been to?
If you have lived experience as someone who suffers mental illness, tell us
I want to tell you a little bit about my father. My father is a quiet, consistent loving man, who has been teaching for the last 48 years and doesn’t show any signs of loving it any less. My father, more than any other person, led me to recovery.
A little more than ten years ago,
McShin Foundation is starting an event called CareTalks and this one was the second one. I was invited to speak along with several other great speakers. I talked about the blog. This one.
Tim Alexander took video so the recordings will be up in a couple of weeks. My voice still sounds hoarse
From Anne Moss: I got this message from a mom that is part of our village here on Emotionally Naked. Figuring out the boundary between enabling and helping is so difficult. Given that so many of us struggle with one in active addiction or a loved one who has died, I thought
Charles left behind all kinds of writing that indicated how much he loved us. What we often don’t realize when our loved ones are using is they do have moments of clarity. They love you. And not only that, they want to be loved and they do want to make us proud.
The thing is you may not
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Where do kids get drugs?
You would be surprised at how easy it is to get drugs these days. Even if your child is not predisposed to using, taking a pill or using a substance to ‘relax,’ solve problems, achieve, feel better is the culture they are growing up in. Drugs you think are no big deal like alcohol and
On Saturday, October 7, 2017, CareTalks will be coming to Richmond, VA. Similar in format to TedTalks, these will focus on innovative solutions to the opiate and addiction crisis we are now facing. I will be speaking as well as a distinguished panel of speakers who will talk about what their