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You are not alone

The Team at Our Collective Journey is here to help.

We know how the isolation and darkness of Mental Health, Addiction and other issues can impact your life. We have fought this Darkness that has brought us to the brink of taking our own lives. We are here to help with a level of understanding unparalleled. We are here to help bring you out of that darkness because someone was there to help us when we needed it. Someone seen us bigger then we seen ourselves when it was a struggle to keep going. Let us be there for you.

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A Life Worth Living

A Life Worth Living

“I grew up a teenage daughter of a mother who suffered from severe depression which resulted in an opioid addiction as a means of coping. This then resulted in the ... Read more

Doing it Alone Didn't Work

Doing it Alone Didn't Work

“I am a 39-year-old partner, father, and a friend. Everyday I battle my anxiety, my depression, my post concussion syndrome, PTSD and a speech impediment. To deal w... Read more

A Prisoner in My Own Mind

A Prisoner in My Own Mind

“I was born and raised in Medicine Hat, the middle daughter of 3. I grew up in an alcohol free home. I often heard stories of alcoholic relatives and was aware that... Read more

Wherever I went, I was there...

Wherever I went, I was there...

Although my parents did the best they knew how, I learned at a very young age that Its not okay to be who I am. To express myself meant shaming, belittling, anger a... Read more

Asking For Help is not Weakness

Asking For Help is not Weakness

“In 2018 I tried to kill myself. I can count on one hand the amount of people I’ve ever said that to, and I can promise you that I’ve never shared that with anyone ... Read more

A Journey to Mental Wellness

A Journey to Mental Wellness

“I feel like throughout my 35 years of life, I cannot remember a time I wasn’t struggling with mental health issues. It goes as far back as I can remember and start... Read more

Compliance vs. Surrender

Compliance vs. Surrender

There are two ways we can approach recovery: by simply complying with what is being asked of us, or surrendering our power. In our experience, individuals who surre... Read more

Problem vs Solution

Problem vs Solution

I absolutely had no idea that my drinking was a problem. I drank like most of the people around me. I thought it was normal. Enter drugs. Back in my using days, I d... Read more

The Power of Shared Experience

The Power of Shared Experience

We received this feedback after a listener explored Podcast Episode 12 of From Darkness to Life. After obtaining his consent, we wanted to share it. His feedback il... Read more

Too Smart for her Own Good

Too Smart for her Own Good

"When people say, “she’s too smart for her own good,” I really feel a connection to that. Growing up, I was an army brat, the middle child born to a loving but... Read more

Spiritual Black Hole

Spiritual Black Hole

“Many of us resemble the drug addict in our ineffectual efforts to fill in the spiritual black hole, the void at the center, where we have lost touch with our souls... Read more

The Late Bloomer

The Late Bloomer

"I didn’t come from a home that had drinking as a part of it. I had two loving parents and I grew up feeling loved, valued and cherished. In 2003, though, I ha... Read more

Small Town Living

Small Town Living

"Growing in up in a small town, my early life was ripe with family, athletic events, recreation, and church attendance. I had a father who worked hard and prov... Read more

I Realized I was Different

I Realized I was Different

"Growing up my life was pretty normal. My parents were both drinkers and they were what you would call “functioning alcoholics”.

The household was a pret... Read more

OCD, Opression and Addiction

OCD, Opression and Addiction

"I grew up in a great family environment. A loving, caring mom with patience of gold. A dad who loved me, played sports with me and taught me many things. They... Read more

I am a Survivor

I am a Survivor

“Growing up and only child in a home with an alcoholic mother and alcoholic father was at times very lonely, very scary and a whole lot chaotic. I remember very wel... Read more

I Needed a Drink at 6

I Needed a Drink at 6

"I started drinking at the age of 12. I think I needed one at the age of 6. That is about how far back I can remember where I didn’t feel like how other people... Read more

Surviving my Brother's Suicide

Surviving my Brother's Suicide

"I can still remember that day, the smells, the way the room felt, the warmth of that summer day at the beginning of August, 3 weeks before my 12th birthday. T... Read more