Probation the punishment that keeps on punishing!

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/24/meek-mill-jay-z-colin-kaepernick-prison-probation-protest?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=253905&subid=23868035&CMP=GT_US_collection The story of probation. Well many of you would not believe my stories if you witnessed them yourselves. Probation, Prohibition and Police have made my life a living hell. I know my mother who is about as straight laced as they come never believed me, well until she experienced the trauma of our systems […]

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The Loss of Me

I have kept a journal throughout my life, even in some of the most chaotic times.  I am really thankful I have done this because it provides me with an amazing amount of insight into my thinking and my pain.  Sometimes  I need to see my past on paper because there are so many lessons […]

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LOSING IT ALL

The depression I know is real.  My heart is broken in every place, shattered. I have lost so much, and I have no real idea how to begin anew.  My feelings are so loud, so raw, so real.  Bipolar illness shapes my mind, my thoughts, my decisions. I operate in the realm of the truth, […]

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Drugs helped me live—it’s the policy that’s killing me

From the age of 13 my life has been a battle.  I honestly believe if I never found drugs I WOULD have killed myself.  I believe this with all my heart.  I saw glimpses of this struggle to live in my sweet daughter who is no longer with me.   She died a few months […]

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Indiana’s Opioid-Related HIV Cases

The public health emergency continues in rural Indiana’s Scott County. This part of the state—which typically only sees a handful of new HIV diagnoses every year—has identified 162 new HIV cases since December. Source: Indiana’s Opioid-Related HIV Cases How did this happen?  Are we not testing, educating are we not doing everything we can do […]

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