This website includes the author’s personal accounts of dealing with mental illness, addiction, and grief, as well as others’ true stories.  


All personal stories that appear in this website have been used with permission.  In some cases, names, dates and circumstances have been changed to protect anonymity, but many individuals have requested that their real names be used.

This website is meant to be for educational purposes for website users.  It is not intended to replace medical advice.  


This website is intended to provide authoritative and accurate information, and it is currently up to date.  It is not meant to replace the services of a trained professional, physician, support or recovery group.

This website is created with the understanding that the author and website are not rendering individual psychological or medical services of any kind to the website user.  Should such services be necessary, please consult an appropriate professional.


If you think you may have a true medical emergency, call

Emergency Medical Services (dial 911) immediately.


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