Do you want your life to be filled with:

  • Recovery instead of helplessness?

  • Control over your future? 

  • Strategies to handle the stigma and shame?

You don’t have to let other people control your destiny.  Shed the stigma and shame that surrounds you and your disability.  You CAN overcome these challenges and come through the darkness into the light that definitely lies beyond.

I know this because I have.  My son is.  And you can too!

Completely defeated prior to my own recovery, I chose life and rose like a phoenix out of the ashes.  Now living a very healthy and full life that I have built with a lot of help from wonderful people.  People who had faith in me when I didn’t have faith in myself.  These people were put in my life by a Higher Power … at exactly the time when I needed them the most.  I want to share my hope.  If you are in the sweet spot of acceptance then I believe you will find this information to make a positive difference in your life and your own road to recovery.

Stigma according to Dictionary.com means “a mark of disgrace, a stain or reproach, as on one’s reputation.”  Unfortunately, this comes in two varieties:  Self-stigma and public perception.  The one thing you always have to remember about recovery:  You have no control over anyone else’s perceptions or thoughts, but you do have control over your own mind and your own recovery.

Your job will be to move through your challenges and rise above them to create the spectacular life that awaits you. That is what this website is all about.  I hope you find what you came for and reach out for the resources provided.  Let me know how I can help you through your journey.

First, let’s explore some psychiatric disabilities that are listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition (DSM-5).