Paris Jackson, daughter of rock star Michael Jackson was rushed to a hospital yesterday after cutting her wrists, say sources close to the family. She had called a suicide hotline and the counselor called 911. The young girl who lost her father in 2009 is now recovering and getting the appropriate medical help. “Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no...
A very wise editor once gave me a simple piece of writing advice: write from where you are, not from where you want to be. In naming this blog, “Sanity Break,” my hope is that it becomes a place of trust and honest rambling among persons who are struggling to live life normally—to function at work and at...
Had depression not killed my godmother–my mom’s sister–and had it not made a pretty good attempt at ending my life, I doubt I would admit to anyone that I pack my suitcase full of the old-people container of meds. It’s hard enough to list them all at the doctor’s office with a straight face, much...
The day I returned from inpatient therapy, my Lab-Chow mix cuddled up to me on the bed as I cried. She looked into my defeated gaze and licked my tears. I was astounded that this creature was capable of the empathy that I so craved in my closest friends and relatives. It was like she...
Depression is devastating to persons of all ages; however, it can be even especially dangerous and debilitating to older adults because of their general deterioration in health as well as complications stemming from other medical conditions. According to the “Journal of the American Geriatrics Society,” depression is one of the major causes of the decline...
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Therese Borchard
I am a writer and chaplain trying to live a simple life in Annapolis, Maryland.

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