mental health

Diagnosed With A Mental Illness After the Wedding Vows – The 10 year Anniversary edition

Today,  my husband Kevin and I celebrate our 10th year of marriage! We met at a local bar on New Year’s Eve 2003, so it was only fitting to be having dinner there tonight with our 3 kids, where it all began 13 years ago.

When we first met, I had only recently turned 23. I had graduated from college that Spring and was working at, what I thought at the time was, my dream job as a Program… Continue reading

Guest Blog Post: Jason Brown – Learning to walk again to becoming a Crossfit Instructor

It’s not every day that you find yourself waking up on the ground in Afghanistan-looking around and seeing others also lying there.  As the dust settled, I quickly tried to process what had just happened; my platoon had been out on patrol and unexpectedly become the victims of a suicide bomber.  I called out to a friend that I could see a short distance away-no response, no movement.  I got up and went over to him… Continue reading

Mental Health America 2015 Annual Conference: Intervention and Innovation (Part II)

A friend gave me a copy of Glennon Doyle Melton’s book “Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life” in the fall of 2013 and I read it in just a couple of days. The book spoke to me in many ways and let’s be honest, the way Glennon writes is exactly how she talks and you can’t help but read or listen more!

It was actually because of Glennon’s name on the agenda that… Continue reading