He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he gaze long into the abyss... only to find his own reflection.

A Blog, Sort of

This website is, as the name suggests, about writing down pain.

What is pain?

You stubbed your toe. That is a physical pain.

But, if, behind the stub, one is involuntarily moved or sent or otherwise entered into a realm beyond one's control into a dark, psychic... vortex... of some unknown state in which one finds oneself caught up in despair and fear...

That is Mental Illness. And you don't want to know it. But I want to tell you of it. If you are willing to listen.

You have been taught all about "Mental Illness" by the Media... And it's all crap.

Too many people in "The media" do not understand what "Mental Illness" means.

Too many people think of those afflicted with Mental Illness are "those people", and that their lot is "their fault", that "they themselves are to blame", that they are simply "losers" or "moral failures" who do not deserve help.

Worse, too many people think that "those people" are taking advantage of good people like you and me, and are taking "our taxpayer dollars" to spend on "drugs" and "booze".

Poor is the person who feels that. Poor and ignorant is the person — the people — who think that.

Writing Down the Pain
I'd like just once to fall asleep feeling good about myself. Just once. Drunken stupors do not count.