Soon after Chris died, I knew I wanted to do "something" to honour Chris's memory and bring attention to mental health. I became aware that there wasn't open, candid conversation after losing a child or anyone to suicide. This was the beginning of the idea of the video, Behind the Curtain – How we Survive with my friend, Nancy Hiron.
I’ve been raised to climb into mason jars
Folks poking holes in my tinted steel sky
Thinking their lessons will
Help me breathe easier.
Some find me suffocating in
Self-made crystal prisons
They lift me above their head
Dashing this transparent oppression at their feet
Impaling me with my own mistakes
Grip the body of this perceived silence
Use the other to hold the barrier to the solution.
Use your force to carefully ease them away from each other
Tommy Rosen’s book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life, is an autobiographical account
We all suffer, every day: worry, procrastination, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, irritated, angry, frustrated, wishing things were different, comparing ourselves to others, worried we’re missing out, wishing other people would be different, feeling
In high school, my friends were my rocks. They always understood the things I was going through (the best they could) and were there at the drop of a hat if I needed them.
Manytimes when we try to make a good change in our lives, it gets derailed early on by something out of our control.
Along with treatment from your doctor or therapist, there are things you can do to help and support your own recovery.
We’ve all heard the phrase, “No regrets!”, usually uttered when about to do something a little unwise perhaps.
And yet, as alluring as the “Living Without Regrets” philosophy sounds, it’s not always so easy.