Why Do So Many Men Have Eating Disorders?

Why Do So Many Men Have Eating Disorders? Cultural expectations about manhood are fueling a silent epidemic of eating disorders and body image disturbance in men across the country. Unlike Marvin, you probably don't have a mental disorder, much less a substance abuse problem that you developed to cope with it. Muscle dysmorphia, or MD, … Continue reading Why Do So Many Men Have Eating Disorders?

There are no escalators on the climb to recovery… only stairs

"Turns out, all that avoidance, stubbornness, and unwillingness to work only landed me deeper in my disorder. There are no escalators on the climb to recovery… only stairs. You cannot wait around for the elevator that does not even exist… you just have to hike up your boots and start climbing." - Brooke Heberling

Lee Thomas and Jason Miller Rapping about Recovery and Advocacy for the Mentally Ill and Addicted

So grateful to have had the opportunity to share my experience, strength, and home and rap with Lee Thomas on her show, Crazy Talk. We had a great conversation about advocacy and recovery for those with mental illness and addiction. If you have a chance, give us a listen. She is a bright and energetic … Continue reading Lee Thomas and Jason Miller Rapping about Recovery and Advocacy for the Mentally Ill and Addicted

Talk Openly about your Mental Health

My parents told me prayer would fix my mental health, but now I talk about my feelings September 30, 2017 I grew up in a family where we didn't talk about mental health so all the issues I was dealing with were swept under the rug. I was always told to pray about it because … Continue reading Talk Openly about your Mental Health

If you have a mental illness or an addiction, remember that “YOU ARE NOT ALONE”

  If you have a mental illness or an addiction, remember that "YOU ARE NOT ALONE." If you are struggling, please reach out to a friend, family member, or one of the groups at the links below.... https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline https://www.aa.org/ https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-HelpLine https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help

Don’t Ever Inflict Harm on Your Body. Your Body is Sacred.

"You might imagine that a person would resort to self-mutilation only under extremes of duress, but once I'd crossed that line the first time, taken that fateful step off the precipice, then almost any reason was a good enough reason, almost any provocation was provocation enough. Cutting was my all-purpose solution." -Caroline Kettlewell, Skin Game