Category Archives: Mental health

Shattered Glasses

You tasted sweet on weary lipsAnd soothed a blistered soul,You numbed a pained, tormented heart,And filled a massive hole. You wrapped your arms around me,A comforting embrace.Pinot, riesling, cabernet,All washed away the angst. Wine drove me quickly to the nightTo … Continue reading

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Health is Health: Putting physical and mental health on the same plane could eliminate stigma

For years, I’ve been in the “eliminate stigma” camp when it comes to mental illness and addiction. After all, I struggled with undiagnosed ADHD, non-hyperactivity, and general anxiety disorder from childhood into adulthood. Along the way, I self-medicated with alcohol. … Continue reading

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My 3-pound universe: Irony, denial and addiction

In my early 20s, I went out with a nice guy. Over dinner, he shared that he was on Zoloft for depression. I recoiled. For starters, that’s not first-date material. Secondly, I was rife with judgment. I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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