I’ve been afraid of women since I was thirteen. That was when I began to notice differences between boys and girls that I found appealing.
Girl meets boy. Boy manipulates girl. Girl eventually marries boy. It’s an old story. For whatever reason, she was what he wanted. And so it began.
Plagued by intrusive thoughts of suicide, my brain seemed determined to kill me. This is my story.
After a certain age, we seem to collect tragedies. We carry them with us, these grotesque souvenirs of our various failures. I keep mine close to me. They keep me warm at night.
Working at a psychiatric hospital is a fascinating experience, full of reward opportunities and frustrating scenarios. These are the 5 most shocking things I’ve learned working at one.
My little brother, Ryan, took his own life in March 2018, a week after we celebrated his 14th birthday.
Suicidal ideation is the worst kind of psychological pain. I kept it hidden from everyone, and did a masterful job doing so. Nobody suspected.