Black Bear May Prompt

Sobriety Uncovered a New Level of Mental Disturbance

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Deb Palmer
Black Bear
Published in
6 min readMay 15, 2024

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woman and grandson joking around
An old photo with my eldest grandson, Evan, taken over a decade ago. It’s my favorite, knowing this joy is only possible because I’m sober. Photo by author.

I walked over every threshold, before knocking on the daunting, dungeon-like door of sobriety. Many of us whose fuel of choice is alcohol, share this trait.

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Deb Palmer
Black Bear

Author & Freelance Storyteller — Sweeping humor and gut-wrenching truth from under the rug —