Awhile back, I advocated in favor of having children when you have a mental illness. Even at the time, I felt wishy-washy in doing so. I may talk the talk … Continue reading How to Have Kids When You’re Crazy
Chelsea is a person, much like you. She also writes occasionally, reads often, mothers daily, and sleeps and eats in her free time. You can read more of her creative ramblings at https://chelseaannowens.com/.
I had a baby recently. It’s been a while since I popped one out, so all the hospital stuff was new to me and my postpartum short-term memory. One BIG … Continue reading Postpartum Depression: Why Mental Health Surveys Suck
Kid Cudi began rapping at the end of high school, about six years after his father passed away from cancer. He’s since pursued a highly lucrative life as a professional … Continue reading Celebrities with Mental Health Issues: Kid Cudi
Few actors measure up to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, a pillar of muscle and model of perfect appearances. His godlike attributes are even lampooned in films like Baywatch or Jumanji: Welcome to the … Continue reading Celebrities with Mental Health Issues: Dwayne Johnson
Think positively. Look on the bright side. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Don’t worry; be happy. Yeah; my brain’s not getting that memo. Despite hearing the merits of Cognitive … Continue reading I Give Myself Two Thumbs Down
I am really good at not being good to myself. “Most of your class is smarter than you.” “No one wants to be your friend.” “Of course you didn’t win.” Throughout … Continue reading How to Break the Cycle of Abuse Within Your Own Mind
I often wonder if I’ve screwed up my children. Not only do I enact terrible punishments like limited screen time or healthy options before sugar, but I also insist they … Continue reading Should You Have Kids If You Have a Mental Illness?
You wouldn’t believe this, but mental illness sucks. I spend a lot of days just stuck. I lack motivation or a positive outlook or even the will to shower. People … Continue reading Mental Illness Really Sucks
Having a mental illness is a lonely thing. Like most people, we want at least someone with whom we can talk. We want a friend to cry with, or even laugh … Continue reading Y’all Are Crazy, and That’s Okay
After the successful results of our last how-to article, “Depression for Dummies,” I felt a continuation of similar advice might be helpful. I may have decided this after yet another … Continue reading How Depression Feels
I’ve come to feel it once again. I’ve been here before, then again later, and again after that. I am speaking, as the title indicated, of Depression. Do you know it? … Continue reading Hello Depression, My Old Friend
Hi, I’m Chelsea. I drive a minivan. I didn’t want to drive a minivan. When people learn that I do drive one, they start assuming other things about me. They also assume: I … Continue reading What’s the Make, Model, and Year of Your Mental Health Struggle?