loss

Hello, my name is kris stout I would like to share my story of survival, addiction, mental health, and facing adversity. When I look into the sunset, I think of my past, present, and future, what it was like, what happened, and where I'm at now. Have you ever felt that you were born to lose? With all the adversity...

I can't really remember when I first started drinking, I'd say I was 12 or 13? I do remember however living with an alcoholic mother that I never wanted to be like...

Hello, my name is Kaitlin, I'm 30 years old with two kids, 13 and 10. I have been with their father for fifteen years this July. Yup, I was a teen mom. But I don't regret it for a minute, because my kids ultimately saved my life. When I had my daughter at 17, her dad was right by my...

On June 5, 2019, I made an important decision. A decision that I thought I had made many times before, but I hadn't. In the past, I would hold on to the idea that maybe someday I would be able to use drugs or drink "sometimes," without everything falling apart. But I was wrong.  I grew up surrounded by a large...

My memories from childhood are rarely separated from my two brothers. Mama let me name Zac, who came along 16 months after me and I would often try to play mom to Thomas when I was only 3 1/2 myself. I would try to carry him around, and Mama would panic because I was too little. Mama has ALWAYS taught us kids...