David Stant has been suffering from depression for most of his adult life. His struggles began during his sophomore year at the University of Maryland. He returned to his studies at Frostburg State University where he earned Dean's List honors three consecutive semesters and graduated with suma cum laude honors. David eventually found his calling as a non-profit mental health coordinator. He has been writing for the last ten years and has been published in Maryland Bards Poetry Review 2020 and Train River Poetry Anthology Summer 2021.