The test worked. Peter Gabriel allows his songs to be used on YouTube, so I went ahead and made the long version of the video.

A doctor wrote during Suicide Awareness Month to reach out to people, that it will be hard for them to hide it on the phone and even harder face to face.

I beg to differ.

We must not only challenge the stigma of mental illness but the perception of mental illness.

With Peter Gabriel’s “Mercy Street,” this is a glimpse of my journey to self-destruction, where I almost succumbed to the disease that is depression. I had a damn good time. Nobody ever knew. Nobody knew I was saying goodbye.

*Note: Aloha is more than just a hello and good bye. It’s five pillars are love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy. It is an offering to others, and to yourself.

Mercy cropped up often as I traveled.

The book about my travels, where I only hint at the purpose, can be found here. It was “The End” that changed into the beginning of “A Walk In My Shoes.” The Expanded Version, with 70+ full color photos, will be out in Mid July.

This is my book on mental illness. I cover Major Depression, Suicide, Anxiety Disorder, the effects of Childhood trauma, and the journey away from “The End.”

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