I have been out of jail 2 years now. Two years, 3 months and 21 days actually. I was sitting in jail, (again) and I was 45 years old. There comes a point when you realize you’re too old, and too smart to still be doing this stupid shit. That was the day I decided

Continue reading Better

What a Difference a Year can Make

Friday is my high school homecoming. Sam and I are going to the game. From what I have seen on Facebook, there will be a lot of people there that we went to school with. People I haven’t seen in over 20 years. I’m really super excited to go.

This homecoming is the exact opposite

Continue reading What a Difference a Year can Make

If Treatment is the Answer, the Question becomes How to Get it

Since the death of Robin Williams, conversations and dialogues have been started about depression, mental illness, and suicide. I have seen it mentioned several times this week that treatment needs to be more of a priority. The powers that be need to make it more readily available, more easily accessible, and more affordable. I can

Continue reading You Can Offer Treatment, but You Can’t Make Them Take It

Depression is a Liar

I hate to jump on the bandwagon, and yet, how can I not? I hate that it took the death of someone so brilliant and loved to start the dialogues that needed to be started. I am sorry that his light had to be extinguished in order to shine a light on depression, suicide, and

Continue reading Depression is a Liar

This isn't the Life I Would Have Written for Myself. It's Better.

So this happened today #Icanlegallydriveagain

A post shared by Becky (@beckyhood.2017) on Jun 23, 2014 at 2:02pm PDT

So, that happened yesterday. Not for my 17-year-old daughter Muri, for me. I got

Continue reading This isn’t the Life I Would Have Written for Myself. It’s Better.