I didn’t know Pregnancy Depression was a thing

By Brett Baker, Core Writer When I get pregnant, my first clue is exhaustion. Well, that and constipation, but we don’t have to talk about that. It’s next-level exhaustion. Like, can’t-walk-across-the-house-without-wanting-to-nap type of tired. Like the nausea, I’m one of those lucky ones for whom that exhaustion wanes after the first trimester. Except with my … [Read more…]

The day I couldn’t cope anymore

Please note: Discussion of depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts   By Katie Balthazor, Guest Writer I have struggled with depression since high school but since I didn’t understand the emotions I was feeling, I turned to self-harm. I would cut or burn myself and was fascinated how the pain distracted me and pushed aside other … [Read more…]

The chance to show up

By Brett Baker, Core Writer I don’t have a lot of personal experience with tragedy. I was fortunate to grow up in a healthy home, and I’ve gotten through most of my adult life without a tremendous amount of grief. I’m thankful for this–very thankful. I’ve dealt with dysfunction, trauma, depression and other heavy issues, … [Read more…]