I started this blog as a way to express my views, to hopefully bring some attention to the reality and concerns of mental illnesses, and to maybe help or even inspire a couple of people as well.  I have suffered from depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder for as long as I can remember.  I have a wife and three kids, and from the outside I appear to live a “normal” life.  I keep hidden some of my struggles, not because I am ashamed, but because it makes things easier for me.  Some of my obsessive-compulsiveness comes out in my daily life, and I’m sure many people who know me would say that I am not quite “normal,” but I don’t think they really put a name to it.  Even if they did put a name to it I don’t think they would ever fully understand.

I hope that this blog will be able to do a few different things.  I hope that people who do not suffer from these illnesses will be able to get an insider’s perspective.  I hope that these people will be able to realize that this is a true condition and not just a state of mind.  I hope that I will be able to some way help people who do suffer from these illnesses.  And I hope that some day these conditions will be more understood, and possibly be cured so that we will be able to lead a close to normal life.


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