We all have a mental illness story. It begins sometime in the past where our realization and, at times, hospitalization leads to an understanding that you have a mental illness. Then begins the story and the journey. I have written my story, and now I am ready to share the stories of those in the mental illness community.
oday is going to be hard to deal with all day. Usually, I would be cooking something special for my mom, and while I still will prepare a good meal, it will never be the same.
Saturday I will be hosting a Zoom meeting at 2pm Pacific Standard time here in Sunny California. I will also be open to individual meetings throughout the day or in the coming weeks. Its a perfect time as we are still in shelter-in-place (with some openings in California) but my doctors are advising me to stay indoors anyway. How about it?
I remember buying my first ever Kobe Bryant #8 jersey. I was on a trip to L.A., and I saved up working as a wood delivery guy to purchase that jersey for months. I spent, which for a thirteen-year-old was a lot of money, around $150 for the jersey.
Bipolar is a debilitating brain-illness. Rapid Cycling is even worse. After my traumatic experience, I was determined to be in control of myself and my body from there on out. … Continue reading Appetite for Destruction
I was experiencing symptoms for roughly two weeks before any of us realised that it might be the drug I was taking that was responsible.
This time of year, some of April and then into May, I usually hit my stride. My Seasonal Affective Disorder, in association with the depressive side of being Bipolar, often finds its end. I come out of a cloud.
Since this quarantine has begun I have felt more pressure from myself to be productive. My depression and anxiety make me feel this way when life is normal but since … Continue reading “Achieving a Goal is not the Only Way to Live a Worthy Life”
I left my baby somewhere in a parking lot. Left him still strapped into his car seat on the cold tarmac. I walked away. Now it is dark outside. I … Continue reading Baby, You Scare Me
The requirements of the blog are simple. At least two blog posts a month, though you can write as much as your heart desires to my 14,000 followers. The content can be written work like poetry, stories, or your experience with a mental illness. All I ask is that the work stays mental health-related.
Hello! It’s me, Steph, and it’s been a while. I’m back though, and I hope these reminders make you go, “wow, I needed to hear that” (or at least some … Continue reading Some reminders for mental health in this precarious and difficult time
I have been helping my family out financially for years. I don’t mind, but sometimes I do it at my own expense. I put off my needs or wants to … Continue reading Felipe.