I have been researching a lot lately about addiction and recovery as I have come to realize that most of my struggles and pain from living a mental illness life … Continue reading Regarding Stigma and Addiction
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
I’m not one for exercise. Never have been. Unfortunately, I had an exercise that I had been delaying for FAR too long that I could no longer I avoid. I … Continue reading Traumatic Triage
Of course traumatic events would tie themselves into mental health challenges, and while talking about domestic violence and emotional abuse deserves its own blog entirely, the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is … Continue reading PTSD after abuse – a poem
Sometime over the past couple months I just gave up. I stopped showering as often, stopped answering calls and texts from my family, and stopped going to class. If … Continue reading All I Need Is A Little Help From My People.
But it does get better. Some parts of our lives are really hard, really dark, and when we look back it’s kind of like reflecting on what a long winter … Continue reading The extraordinarily ordinary moments in-between mental illness exist – I promise
would take unwarranted risks like driving down the highway at 2 am at 100 miles an hour in my car. It gave me more energy the more reckless my behavior became, and it was a great feeling to “feel real” for the first time in my life. It was a lie because it was just the mania taking me over. I didn’t have to hide who I was in a manic episode so it never really registered as an issue like depression has over my life.
I feel better. My depression lessened over the weekend, and I have a good feeling about where the rest of February will go when it comes to the depressive episode … Continue reading What are Your Worst Mental Illness Symptoms
Imagine you are about to give an unrehearsed speech to 500 people in a large auditorium. This speech will determine whether or not you get a job. It is very … Continue reading What Anxiety Feels Like (and two worship videos to give you hope)
I wanted to share the first chapter of my Memoir. I have decided that I am going to try and go down the traditional route from now until my birthday. … Continue reading About The Bipolar Writer – Part Two
As odd as this sounds, I find it more comforting to talk to my psychiatrist (a medical doctor) than my psychologist (my therapist). Most people would say the other way … Continue reading Is this weird?
I am always trying to share my experiences with my followers on this blog. Sometimes, I forget to follow my own advice, and this is one of those times. In … Continue reading Keeping You Appointments