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A Letter I Can’t Send: Dear Mama

Mama, In my teens, I was toxic to everything I touched. I didn’t mean to be – I just had a lot of pain inside and was too young to understand the connection between that and the reckless behavior I exhibited. You understood it and prayed for me, always...

The Demons In My Brain

I’m not usually one to do stuff like this. I’m the creeper lurking in the corner wanting to make friends but never approaching anyone. But I have a story, and I need to let it out. I was your typical Midwest teen in 2006. I was 15, went to the movies with friends,...

Hi, I Used To Cut Myself

Clench my teeth brief sensation of pain Wait for it to come it takes a second Bringing with it relief here it comes Pain flows out trickling down my arm In little red rivulets so warm and wet I have no problems That cheery little poem is mine. Oh, it’s from many years...

A Light In The Darkness: One Year Down

Mental Illnesses are prevalent in our world. They greatly affect not only the individual involved, but the people around them. In the month of April, we focus our spotlight on Mental Health, in order to heal together and break down stigmas. We want your stories. How...