Tag: USMC

The Cost of Stigma

CPL Matthew Dillion Springer, 23, of Hebron, Kentucky died by suicide on December 24, 2020. On September 9, 2020, he publicly posted on his Facebook account that he had been struggling, you can read his post at the end of this article. I learned… Continue Reading “The Cost of Stigma”

Out of the Darkness: My Experience with a Mental Health Condition

My name is Kephen Merancis and there’s really no easy way to start the conversation that we need to have. It takes a lot of courage to break the wall of silence that stigma builds. It takes at least a little bit of hope… Continue Reading “Out of the Darkness: My Experience with a Mental Health Condition”