A Candid Glimpse People who have suffered from depression just want you to listen. To really hear us. Not listen to the whiney, blaming, finger-pointing exasperations that exhaust both you and us, no..listen to the deep rumblings of our heart so that you can get a small glimpse of how we feel and who we […]

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Thank you to the Drug Rehab team for submitting a two-part guest blog this month. I am super excited about our working together to make mental wellness an international priority! Depression and Substance Abuse By Matt Gonzales Part One: How Depression and Substance Abuse Are Related Depression is a debilitating mental disorder that affected about […]

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As I am continuing to heal from years of battling depression, I reflect on the many places my feet have landed – symbolic of the places my mind has been…the uncertain, yet hopeful times I felt like I was losing my mind. I also recall the times I felt empowered and strong. I reflect on […]

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I’m still amazed that I am telling my story of how I battled with depression for many years. Honestly, now, I relish the opportunity to talk about it, to tell more and more, to unmask the shame, to be free! Which is weird when I reflect back on just a few short months ago how […]

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I never thought of myself as having a mental health issue. Although I had been depressed over 20 years and often felt the overwhelming sadness that you can understand only if you have felt it, it didn’t seem like there was anything unusual about what I was experiencing. I guess I had “learned” to feel […]

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