Something like that

A few months ago before cutting several costly cable channels from my bill I looked through the guide…

As part of my calling in life

I was very recently invited to be on the Board of Directors for the Utah division of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and attended my first meeting last week…

Remember it tomorrow morning

The light that shoots through the south-facing window in my bedroom is growing dimmer every morning…

For Jeff

Earlier today I was out running errands, and as I was waiting for an order to be filled I opened my phone to scroll through twitter. I immediately noticed a tweet about someone (@fedge) I follow who was in possible danger, and if anyone who lived in Seattle could contact the police, please do so [...]

Hostess

Oh, hey. Hi there! Remember last week when I wrote on my Internet Website Blog Thing about suicidal ideations? Yeah. Those were fun times. No? Not really? What, did my mom call you? MOMS. We really know how to ruin a good party. I had someone write to tell me to stop whining, and I’m [...]

Vistas

It’s been a month since I ran that marathon, and while my foot has mostly healed my left knee is not forgiving me. “Heather,” it whines when I when I walk down a flight of stairs. “Remember at mile 14 when I told you I wasn’t up for that shit? And you played it like [...]

Autumnal equinox

Five years ago Jon and I took a mid-week afternoon drive through the Alpine Loop to take photographs of burnt red trees and the sharp shadows of aspens standing in formation, ready to march, waiting for a signal. We stopped for lunch at Sundance, several memory cards full of images telling the story of the [...]

80 new beds, 80 more lives

(For those who inquired, this is the text of the speech I gave at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new unit at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute.) I remember the first conversation I had with someone about my mental health. I was seventeen, too young at the time to understand that it was actually my [...]

An incredible local event

For those of you who live in town or might be passing through Salt Lake in the next week, I will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, August 23rd at the ribbon cutting for the new wing at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute up at University Research Park (501 Chipeta Way). This is the hospital where [...]

A peek inside our day, the fourth hour

(The first fifteen minutes can be seen here. The first hour is here, the second hour is here, the third hour is here.) So this hour is the most boring of the day, and I could pretty much just list it out like this: interruption, interruption, interruption, oh! And one more: TORNADO DRILL. Sometimes the [...]