A year in mental health…a year of living alone


Life in the other America

Hopeworks Community

It has been a hard year… maybe the hardest…It has been a long year…maybe the longest.  It has been a year of many victories, but of crushing and desolating defeats.  It has been a year of joy, but also of desperation and fear.  It has been a year of me at my best and me, at times, at an almost unrecognizable worst.  It has been a year of mental health but more than anything it has been a year of living alone and a loneliness always there and lurking.  It has been a year I will not miss.

It has been a year of writing. Hopeworks Community has gained about a thousand followers. Dear Governor Haslam, the blog of letters to the Tennessee governor, had about 5000 followers before I closed it a couple of weeks ago.

It has been a year of involvements. I have been lucky enough to…

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