Depression… A Constant Snowstorm

A friend shared this and it was stated that I can be shared. I battle depression on a daily basis and I thought this was a very good way to explain it others so I wanted to share it. Since 1999, the national suicide rate has risen 28%, according to the Centers for...

Pride and Mental Illness

As you may or may not know, June is dedicated to the LGBTQ community and it has been deemed Pride Month. Before you dismiss this post for what it sounds like on the surface, please be assured that this post is not about celebrating with the LGBTQ community; however,...

Anthony’s Run for Recovery

One thing that I have learned in the nearly three years since we lost Amber is that so many others who lost their loved ones are speaking out and trying to help others. They are not allowing the stigma to hide their love. They are trying to change the world in every...

Stop The Hate!!

I have meet so many amazing and inspirational people in the past few years. Today, I would like to share about a person I am proud and honored to call a friend, Alexis Johnson. A woman is long term recovery who is doing everything she can to help others. She is...

Battle Rebels Against Drugs

Sunday while at the UR Way Memorial I met so many amazing people, this is a common occurrence at many events. Many of the people in attendance have been where we are. We refer to this crisis as an addiction epidemic because that is really what it is. We are seeing...

Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U

Thank you Pittsburgh Won't Forget U for hosting a wonderful event in memory of all of our loved ones. Sunday was a beautiful day and the scenic park of West End Overlook added to the atmosphere. Attending memorials are difficult, but one thing that I find about them...

An Open Letter

My friend Richard posted an open letter regarding the addiction epidemic and the current state of affairs. Please read his open letter on the RecoveryCartel.com Most of the time we “walk among you”. We work alongside you. We go to church with you. Sometimes we...

We MUST Change The World

Life is tough. I have been battling my depression and anxiety a lot lately. I go through phases with it through the years that I have been dealing with it. Depression slows me down sometimes. But, it does not stop me. I have NOT quit and never will quit. I believe...