Healthy Mind

March 20, 2017
Recovery is not a solo journey | Phoenix Revolution

Recovery isn’t a solo journey

When someone close to you is struggling with depression and they are seeing a therapist, you may opt to keep yourself so busy you don’t have a chance to think about it. It is easy to think, “Since they are getting help, there is nothing else I can or should do.” But, there is something you can do to support them through recovery, and that is working as a team and fully participating in it. […]
July 23, 2017
I Suffer from Depression | Phoenix Revolution

I Suffer From Depression

Saying these four words, “I suffer from depression”, is a lot harder than I thought, harder than you might ever imagine possible. Then again, unless you’re one of the 350 million people in the world (that was in 2012 by the way) who has or is experiencing depression, you may not understand what I’m saying. Keep reading though, because it’s long past time that we talked about this. This is not a minor problem. It […]
August 6, 2017
Deep Blue | Phoenix Revolution

Deep Blue

This poem was written to help work through a really dark point in my life. I’ve found that poetry and art are incredibly helpful in sorting through all these emotions. Trigger warning: suicide last night I thought of suicide again… Its sweet beckoning and promises of relief almost swept me away past sanity’s reef out, out into the swell of the raw emotional sea sea of forgetting sea of not caring a flooded oubliette sans the key […]
August 13, 2017
What if that anger you’re feeling is pain in disguise? | Phoenix Revolution

What if that anger you’re feeling is pain in disguise?

Desc Have you ever taken a moment when you are angry to ask, “What purpose is there to being angry right now?” Or, “How is anger HELPING me?” Or, “What am I really feeling?” Do you realize how much joy and living you are missing out on when every ounce of your energy and focus is on anger? Are you also aware that a knee-jerk reaction to everything with anger may actually be masking an […]