Punksinrecovery.com is intended to spread the word about mental health recovery to those of us who have a connection to the punk rock world and the many diverse communities of people with whom we share commonality. This website is also for family, friends and supporters of those of us who struggle, as a reminder that we can and do get better.
This is a place to learn that you are not alone and that you don’t have to suffer in silence. So many of us are in pain on the inside yet feel beaten down by the stigma and shame that society and our own community, often forces on us for experiencing mental health struggles. This is a place to become inspired to take healthy steps toward improving your quality of life so you can be a happier and healthier person.
As we know, the punk scene is rife with dysfunctional people who engage in reckless behaviors and often self-medicate. For a very long time, I was one of those people too. This website is meant to help you feel empowered to take more control over your life. Hopefully, this website will help you feel more supported in taking steps to make healthy adjustments in your life that will bring about peace of mind, increased happiness and a greater sense of control over how you live, interact with others, and get your needs met.
You are not alone. I am living proof of a person, and a punk rocker, who was once very mentally unhealthy and extremely dysfunctional and I have successfully rehabilitated myself. Nowadays, I am living a happier and healthier life and I want to help my peers do the same.
We all benefit when we address the topic of mental health in our community.
Recovery is real.