The truth is feeling better is just one step, but it has allowed me to write over 170,000 words in my new novel in almost two months. I am writing, which was impossible at one point because of my anxiety. While things have spiraled with my recent manic episode, I can say my anxiety for once was not my worse issue–for once.
I ask a lot from the followers of this blog. Maybe too much. I about to publish my first book with a legit indie author and The Bipolar Writer: A … Continue reading The $2 Patreon Challenge
We live in a society today that is ruled by technology. We have access to so much more than we did ten years ago. There are a number of ways … Continue reading The Dark Side of Social Media
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
I wanted to say thank you to everyone following this blog and keeping it going. To my contributors, thank you for being there even when I can not by creating valuable mental health content. Let us celebrate our mental health advocacy, mental illness, and mental health recovery wellness.
Three years ago I made a decision that changed my life for the better. I was 80 pounds overweight, extremely depressed, and was struggling to stay alive. I had hit … Continue reading How Living a Healthier Lifestyle Saved My Life
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?
As I’ve been following this collaborative mental health blog for a while, I’ve been noticing the wide range of experience everyone brings. More than anything, it brings me so much … Continue reading You will be okay
I went to the clinic on Friday. Quite cheerful I was when I arrived there and ready to get things DID. I shuffled past the HIV and AIDS Section. The … Continue reading Mopping Up Mental Health
It is that fantastic time of year again. It’s MAY! The important month where we educate, celebrate, and increase awareness of mental health. Every MAY I write a POST A DAY … Continue reading Post a Day in May For Mental Health Awareness
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?
Why is it that we’ve normalized being in the hospital for physical illnesses; but when it comes to mental health you’re immediately labeled crazy for being hospitalized. Society has played … Continue reading You Don’t Need to be Ashamed of Being Hospitalized for your Mental Illness