A Mental Health Update for the Bipolar Writer

Where Has The Bipolar Been? Since starting this blog over a year ago, this is perhaps the longest it has been between writing posts for my blog. I have been … Continue reading A Mental Health Update for the Bipolar Writer

Mental Illness Gods

I read on an informative source (read Facebook) that people with mental illness are in fact blessed, Gods actually, who have insight to the other world, and receipients / receivers … Continue reading Mental Illness Gods

Finding My Antidepressant Match

In the late fall of 2016 I was at my lowest point mentally of my entire 25 years on Earth. I laid in bed most of the day, suicidal thoughts … Continue reading Finding My Antidepressant Match

What’s the Make, Model, and Year of Your Mental Health Struggle?

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?

Dear OCD…

Dear OCD Hi there. You’ve been a part of me for so many years. I did not realize you were with me until I officially got introduced to you in … Continue reading Dear OCD…

Falling Back Into Depression

A month ago I wrote about how I wasn’t feeling depressed, that I was able to feel happy and be productive (check it out here). It was really great while … Continue reading Falling Back Into Depression

Tweenager Teachers

For a while, I have not been able to write.  I was consumed by working to save lives (through amazing organizations), buying beads to make awesome jewelry in the future, … Continue reading Tweenager Teachers

Shame Ate My Soul

This is the first chapter of my memoir. I will be done writing my memoir at the end of November. Please take a read. I welcome and greatly appreciate ALL … Continue reading Shame Ate My Soul

Eunoia.

Eunoia. It was my blogs original name. It is what I called it and it was perfect. I feel that I have to emphasize my reason for writing. It started as … Continue reading Eunoia.

My New Self-Care Plan

I am learning to use my mindfulness breathing before my anxiety hits a high level, which has been a fascinating experiment. I do about fifteen minutes in the morning and spurts of three-five minutes throughout my day as a part of my routine. That is the other thing that I am getting back–a routine.

The Good and Bad of Medications

At my peak, I took an antidepressant, an antipsychotic, a mood stabilizer, anti-anxiety medications, and medication for sleep. That is a lot of psychiatric medication to deal with daily. It makes one think, what are the long-term effects of taking the same cocktail?