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B e a r i n g Witness

Stories of supporting my husband through mental illness

I'm just here to say: I see you. Supporting a loved one through mental illness is hard and lonely. I hope you feel less alone through reading our story.

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As I write this, Nick and I are sitting at Starbucks. He's sitting across from me working on policies and procedures for our business....

"You Don't Understand!"

Nick uttered (or sometimes yelled) these words to me more times than I can possibly count. "You don't understand!" became a daily phrase...

Dear Daisy

Dear Daisy, You were the first one to know. You were my first confidant. You knew from the beginning that something was wrong. I watched...

May 1, 2020: The Next Chapter

May 1, 2020 will always be a day Nick and I celebrate. Beyond it being my mom's birthday (hi, Mom!) it's the day Nick started his next...

I Wanted a Divorce

I've been delaying this topic for a while. It's hard to talk about for a multitude of reasons. Before I go on, I want to make it...

The Mindset Shifts (4/4): Teammates

Imagine this: you work in an office and you have two bosses. One boss wants to expand the number of services the business offers. The...

Nick's Story

Hi everyone! My name is Nick. I'm Erica’s husband. I have OCD, otherwise known as obsessive-compulsive disorder. In short, OCD means that...

Hiding the Percocets: Part II

The prescriptions were for percocets and another drug used for kidney stones; although I forget which one. I put the prescriptions in my...

Hiding the Percocets: Part I

Around this time, Nick had started mentioning thoughts of driving his car off one of the Colorado mountain roads with hopes he wouldn't...

Silence

I have mentioned that I didn't tell friends and family what was going on with Nick in the early stages. There's a handful of reasons for...

Hospitalization: Part 2

So we Baker Acted Nick. I got a call from him about an hour after the police drove off with him. He was screaming at me. "I can't believe...

Hospitalization: Part 1

We got married on February 1st, 2019. If I haven't mentioned it yet, I'm Canadian. All of my family is in Canada. I met Nick at an...

Video Game Addiction

Nick started to realize that the only time he wouldn't be thinking about his OCD was when he was playing video games. He came home one...

OCD Onset

In the summer of 2019, Nick developed tinnitus. He's been to countless music festivals and never really used proper ear protection. The...

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