Mental Shit

The Shitastrophy – Anyone Else Done? 

Rocky Mountains

Good Housekeeping – I’m Devastated My Son Inherited My Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

The Mid – How I Lost My Mind and Found It on a Mountain Top


The Shitastrophy – A Look into My Adult ADD

Adult ADD 2

The Shitastrophy – The Moment the Panic Began


How the book Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor (SMITH) was born

I suffer from panic attacks, depression, and anxiety. It’s quite the cocktail of awesomeness. I have always felt alone, had low self esteem, and struggled to interact with people on a regular basis. That is until recently.

I wrote a post about my panic disorder, which led to me realize I don’t need to be alone. There is no need to be ashamed. That many many people suffer from the same things, or can relate to my issues because they too have their own.

Jessica Azar and I have joined forces to bring the world the first of it’s kind – an anthology about mental illness detailing both the highs and lows of the disease. Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor is now available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and iTunes. We have gathered 41 stories about the depth of the authors personal struggles with their illnesses as well the lighter funnier moments of mental illness. The ability to laugh at oneself is one of the signs you are getting better. Some of the authors have been on the road a long time, others are just starting out. All share a glimpse into their life with their demons. You will cry, nod along, and laugh.

If you struggle with mental illness this book will help you realize you are not alone. If you have a loved one who struggles with mental illness this collection will help you understand their journey more than any other book you will pick up. But don’t believe me, here are the reviews from well known figures in the mental health community.

“You should totally buy this book.” ~ Jenny Lawson, New York Times Bestselling Author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened 

“A much needed compilation that opens the dialogue on Mental Illness and helps fight stigma.” ~ Robin O’Bryant, New York Times Bestselling Author of Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves

“To be brave is to be afraid and push through that fear. The essays in this anthology epitomize courage.” ~ Sarah Fader, Creator and CEO of Stigma Fighters

“Books like this are desperately needed to offer hope to those who deal with mental illness—and enlighten those who don’t. Filled with brave and insightful stories, this anthology is an important contribution to the movement to end the stigma of mental illness.” ~ J.D. Bailey, Creator of Honest Mom®

Here is the wonderful D.J. Paris from Thoughts from Paris podcast about the book. We answer all your questions about why, how, and who. Come on over, pull up a chair and listen.

You can purchase Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor via the below links. The paperback is $12.99 and the e-reader is $3.99. All contributors are also donating a portion of their fees to a local charity in hopes of paying it forward within their own communities. Together we can laugh stigma into submission.


Amazon (paperback):

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iTunes: Click Here

Nook: Click Here

We hope you will take the time to learn more about our project and if you have a story you would like to submit for the next volume you can find more information at

Thank you.


*Please note the Amazon links are affiliate links and I will receive a small percentage of the book sale. If enough of you purchase it I may get a cup of coffee, but probably not a Tall and definitely not with all that extra crap in it.