End of Summer

For our family, summer was a time of chaos and stress. In the beginning of cooler weather in Vermont, the quest for sobriety was real. No longer could nights be spent in a park or on the beach. the reality was homeless shelters, rehab or sometimes even jail.

Fall is a favorite time of year for me, maybe because I sought the stability that might come with it, the end to worry and frustration.  Oh, how I loved rehab, or a hospital stay. Not that I wished any frustration on my kid, I just wanted him to be safe, alive until he could figure it out.

I worked with German Lopez on a piece for Vox last month. As a followup, I was asked to do a podcast. Well, that was rough, revisiting the story, sharing voicemails and videos. I sure do miss my son’s beautiful voice. I always thought he would be great, sharing his poems in person, his voice resonating with all the emotion and feeling that sometimes words on a page cannot convey.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/3/20750587/rehab-drug-addiction-treatment-sean-blake-opioid-epidemic

Author: for-kindness

27 yo now deceased, was for kindness. Writings, poems, posts to keep his spirit alive. His story to step up awareness of the effect of mental illness and substance use disorder. Hope to change our approach to substance use disorder, and mental illness. Blog by Sean's family

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