This website was originally meant to be written as a book. As I became more familiar with the power of internet communication, I felt this was a better medium. I wanted my thoughts and information to be able to reach as many people as possible without the confines of being limited to who picked up the book off a shelf. In the tradition of a regular book, I would like to take a moment to provide a dedication for my body of work.
To Bobbi and Denny Heil; Robert Heil - who helped sweep up the aftermath of some very dark periods without understanding anything that was going on.
To Christyan Nenstiel - I love you and I hope to be well enough to do better for you in the future.
To Angie Williams - who has been with me through thick and thin, pleasant and unpleasant, and continuously urged me to talk to a Doctor about Bipolar Disorder.
To Tricia Betts - a truly intelligent mind with a strong will like few I have crossed paths with before. I wish you all the luck, success, and happiness possible.
To Anita Betts - for treating me as an extended part of her family while I was with her daughter. Your actions, as a flawed but devout woman, were truly humbling to me.
To Amanda Nejbauer - who has continuously shown me the depths of the human will to survive and thrive through terrible circumstances.
To Justin Harper - one of my best friends who knows these struggles just as well.
In memory of Tupac Amaru Shakur - whose voice is the only one I heard in my darkest times, telling me other people felt suicidal too. For introducing me to what real suffering was before I moved to Detroit and saw it firsthand. For inspiring me through his work to take the unapologetic stance to the truth and reality that I have today. For showing me that the plight and struggle for equality of the mentally ill is no different than that of the impoverished and society’s unwanted. ”Mourn you til I join you.”