HERE/HEAR Survey Results

In October, Here/Hear conducted a survey on mental illness and the help people could receive in local schools. The schools were located in Marshall County in the state of Indiana. Here/Hear is located in Plymouth, IN, which is the county seat of Marshall County. We...

Staying Sober, the Healthy Way

(We welcome Jill Anderson from Overdosewatch.org today with her excellent article about staying healthy as a way to also stay sober. We appreciate her continuing to make a strong contribution to the mental health of people with addiction disorders). Drug and alcohol...
Easter, A Year Later

Easter, A Year Later

Last year, I wrote a piece on feeling outside of Christianity. My issue was not theological, although I have those. No, my issue was that I was not wanted, at least not as I am. They wanted the married guy with three kids, the guy who went to seminary and got a Ph.D....

Here Hear Writing Contest

Here Hear announces writing contest for high school students Here Hear is a 501c3, nonprofit organization based out of Plymouth, IN. The mission of Here Hear is to give hope and support to those who are affected by mental illness. This includes not only those people...

Sad News….

This is a little weird for me. I planned on writing a nice post about how well I am doing, about how my treatment is working and I feel good. Yes, good. But, life happened. Or, should I say, mental illness happened. This week I learned that a friend from college took...

A Little Newness for Here/Hear

I have something to tell you. This something is exciting for me, but means new things. It means the unknown. And, honestly, it both excites me and scares me. I got a new job. I am now the Executive Director of Luvability Ministries, Inc. This is a group that I really...

Hope Wins

One of the things that I say around Here Hear is “Hope Wins!” This saying came up while I was talking to my then 6 year old son. I told him that there were times I felt really alone and he just drew me a sun and told me “Hope wins!” We even put it on a T-shirt. We...

Transgender Awareness Month 2017

As I start off this post, let me plead my ignorance. One year ago, I had no idea that it was Transgender Awareness Month. And, of course, I had no idea that this was happening in the preceding years either. Now, this is not to say that I did not care, but it was a...

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Oct. 1 thru Oct. 7, 2017 has been Mental Illness Awareness Week. You probably have not heard much about it because, well, people with mental illness are not high on the list of people we usually try to be aware of. And I understand that. Mental illness is strange and...