I’m a mental health blogger, an aspiring researcher with hopes to become a mental health clinician soon. I’m a born again Christian, and a coffee snob. University of Houston 2019 - BS in Psych University of Texas at Austin 2020- MSW

After finishing undergrad in May, I decided to take a risk and take a solo trip to Spain and Portugal.  I am staying with a host family as an au … Continue reading

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Celebrating my “anniversary”

I’m reaching my first anniversary of my diagnosis (depression and OCD) – July 5th.  I thought I would be extra sensitive leading up to those days, but thankfully – life … Continue reading Celebrating my “anniversary”

My double sidedness

I originally started my blog – Haelim’s Couch with an intention to be vulnerable and raw with my audience. Don’t get me wrong, I still am. I share openly about … Continue reading My double sidedness

When are you done?

I initially refused to start medication because I was afraid I might have to take it forever. Now, being on it – my fear is gone. I am no longer … Continue reading When are you done?

“Too much” or just being human?

Few weeks ago, I wrote about my fear of not being a capable therapist as someone who struggles with my own mental health. I’ll be starting graduate school this fall … Continue reading “Too much” or just being human?

An angry blogger

I originally created my personal blog to share raw and vulnerable truth in fighting the battle in mental illness. Slowly, it became a breathing ground for me to vent and … Continue reading An angry blogger

How do you find “the one?”

I made the hardest move I’ve ever made this past week. Quitting on my therapist. I hate leaving people and I do not like the feeling of letting people down. … Continue reading How do you find “the one?”

Can I leave them behind?

Can I really leave my mental disorders behind? That is a question that I get asked a lot. Is it truly possible for me to completely “heal” from my mental … Continue reading Can I leave them behind?

Scary side effects

When I first started on meds last July, I spent hours on google looking at online forums on how bad side effects could be with antidepressants. I was terrified that … Continue reading Scary side effects