Poetry, Society

Power of the Inebriated

Glimmering smiles, Laughter cherished, Ardent love for humanity. Her presence enriched all, and yet… the Power, the Power of the inebriated and the reckless… Tragically ripped her away from this terrene world. In memory of Taylor Marie. Written in 2008, first published on Medium in 2018 Copyright © 2008 Alicia Rust

Bipolar, Depression, Society, Stigma

Stop Strengthening the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Mental Health is No Joke. You’re such a psycho. She’s so bipolar. What a schizo! I often hear people use mental disorders as adjectives and for name-calling.  I hear comments like this and my blood begins to boil. They are meant to be hurtful due to the stigma that already surrounds them. However, using the… Read More Stop Strengthening the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness