Mark’s Journey – Back Home (Again)

I’m officially back home.  It’s been a while since I’ve last posted an update so here’s a vlog post to provide some context around my decision to come home and what I’ve been up to since I’ve been back.  I’m hoping to start posting more frequently now that I’m back home and have more access.  If you’re just tuning in, here is the link to my “Mark’s Journey” playlist on YouTube which chronicles my journey with Mental Health issues and the logistical struggles that come with trying to find proper care.

Two weeks in my new facility (a healing community)

Today marks my 14th day at a new facility, located on a 90+ acre farm in the mountains.  It’s a facility that is open for those struggling with mental health issues and refers to itself as a “healing community”.  As a resident I have access to my phone and occasional WiFi, but without a standard keyboard my messages are all being typed on my phone’s small onscreen keyboard.  With that said, I will be be doing more short video posts during my time here than text heavy posts.  Below are the two vlogs I’ve made so far while I’ve been here.  Thanks again to everyone for their support and warm wishes as I continue my journey!

Mark’s Journey: Trapped – Six days in a bad Mental Health facility

Been out of pocket for a couple weeks, unfortunately experiencing the dark side of a mental health facility.  I discuss the events and unbelievable activity that took place in my six days at the facility in a vlog post.  Everyone, stay strong, and know that getting treatment is still the best way to go…just be careful and make sure you find the right provider and/or facility!  Take care everyone!