My Story


Mental Health: An End to Stigma

I suffer from depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, and substance abuse.  I can’t pinpoint one event that lead to the appearance of these disorders.  As is true with most mental illnesses, I believe part of it is a biological predisposition I was born with along with various social and psychological factors that I have encountered throughout my life.  I guess my story really begins as a child.  When I was 6 months old, we made our first move from Indianapolis to St. Louis.  Although I was too young for this to have any effect on me at the time, in later years it came to be a move I always wished never took place.  I come from a huge Irish Catholic family.  My dad grew up in Indianapolis and was the youngest of 11 leaving me with a wealth of aunts, uncles, and cousins.  All but one of his siblings…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.
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