Testifying in the Maryland House and Senate

You would have only assumed me to be confident, prepared, and poised to impress if you happened to encounter me in the halls of the Maryland State House.

But what you probably wouldn't have noticed is that I was deliberately shifting my weight on to my left side. This posturing was to counter the unsettling, embarrassing, and uncontrollable shaking of my leg.

Bedlam: An Intimate Journey Into America’s Mental Health Crisis – review

Although, as the "Journey into America's Mental Health Crisis" is indeed a sad realization, it is not bereft of hope. Rosenburg encourages the reader with information touting successes by advocate interaction in law-making, positive results in new community-based treatments, and court-mandated "wraparound" assisted outpatient treatments. These and other successful programs around the world leave the reader with a positive outlook for the future.

be thankful

No, my life is not the fairy tale that it once was in terms of money, homes, and travel. But it is a fairy tale of sorts. I am hoping through my writing and work, I can take this cataclysmic story of mine and use it to shed hope and light on someone else's darkest needs.