as i lay dying

2 sometimes 3 but usually 4 baltimore city white and blacks with the narrow strip of lights, the cameras were on nearly every major intersection on martin luther king, jr tonight here. not that i’m paranoid or anything. i had $33 in my wallet, a georgia driver’s license in my wallet chained to my shorts, and sportedContinue reading “as i lay dying”

Innovations in Peer Supports

I first met Larry Fricks, Founder, Appalachia Consulting Group, the first day that I showed up for the DBSA Texas Certified Peer Specialist training in 2007 in Austin, Texas. My father paid for that certification training because I couldn’t afford the $900/training that year. I was promised a job and I needed a job. IContinue reading “Innovations in Peer Supports”

The Right to Die With Dignity

My story will not save anyone. My Hope and Story certainly cannot and will not save another person from completing. We’ve tried. We’ve lost too many. That we’re still walking, breathing, bitching and pissed off says it all. We are invincible. With at least ten (10) combined failed attempts, we conclude that we are unkillable. We are immortal.

Vision this.

Envision. Dream. Do. A Health Home Peer Centric. Integrated. Brick & Mortar. Web and Community Networked, Virtually. Build it and they will come.

SAMHSA and AOT (Assisted Outpatient Treatment)

That the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has, on April 18, 2016 released a request for application (RFA) to develop and implement Assisted Outpatient Treatment in the United States is cause for serious concern regarding the direction of behavioral health within the context of basic American human and civil liberties being strippedContinue reading “SAMHSA and AOT (Assisted Outpatient Treatment)”