My name is Damhan. Writing that out isn’t very helpful because the “mh” is pronounced like a “w”, so say my name like “Darwin” without the “r”. That’s a close enough approximation. If you still have questions, talk to an Irishman. He’d know better than I do.

So who am I? I am a Christian who has overcome, and still is overcoming, many trials. Most of my struggles come from my own mental illness, which I have had since I was a young child. But my story is not miserable. I have witnessed victory after victory of Christ over evil in my life. I have had to learn many skills in an effort to survive, and I find that sharing these skills is quite helpful to others. There is an entire movement of what we call “Peer Support Specialists” who share their stories of overcoming mental illness to inspire others that it is indeed possible to live a full life, even when dealing with such crippling diseases as panic disorders, depression, or any number of others. I suppose I wasn’t content in leaving this only at work, but I wanted to share with the world.

If a single person reads this blog and finds helpful ideas in it, then my work is done. If I look entirely silly instead, then perhaps I’ve gained something in the direction of being like St. Xenia of St. Petersburg, and that’s not all bad either.

So I’ve heard from an Irishwoman that my name is pronounced Donohan. Honestly, I just don’t even know anymore. As long as you don’t call me “Dam Han”, I’ll be happy.


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