I often wonder if I’ve screwed up my children. Not only do I enact terrible punishments like limited screen time or healthy options before sugar, but I also insist they … Continue reading Should You Have Kids If You Have a Mental Illness?
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
Growing up, my family never went on any vacations. One year when I was eight, we traveled to Tennessee for a family reunion. I didn’t know anyone on that side … Continue reading That Time I Almost Went to Disneyland
Starting this month I will be reposting each of my interviews of the “Interview Feature” series. This was something I started in 2017, and while I have not the time … Continue reading Morgan’s Interview Feature
It was my son’s 15th birthday on Saturday. He originally had plans to go to the arcades with his brand new (first) girlfriend, but her parents forbade her going at … Continue reading How Depression Ruined My Child’s Birthday
Don’t you think that you need somebody?Don’t you think that you need someone?Everybody needs somebodyYou’re not the only one Guns N’ Roses – November Rain Loneliness – the dreadful, gnawing … Continue reading You’re Not the Only One (And That’s a Good Thing)
Since December of 2017, I have been conducting interviews with people of all ages and sex that deal with having a mental illness in their life. It is my way … Continue reading Interview Features – The Series
I know I’m not alone when I say I don’t like the holidays. Everyone has their reasons. Family gatherings always reminded me of or created more bad memories.
As I am back in my hometown to be with my family during this holiday season, there is so much laughter, joy but also unwanted questions coming towards my way. … Continue reading Surviving the Holiday Season
Next thing I knew, there was blood everywhere.. all over my bed and me, I was feeling dizzy, everything was blurry, and I felt sick. I was freaking out inside, but I never shouted for help. ‘This is it’ I thought to myself. Everything actually flashed before my eyes, I saw myself winning that goldfish at the funfair, I saw my gran and me at the beach when I was little. Everything. Then nothing.
The most dramatic choice that a mentally ill individual can make in their life is suicide. I have to agree because it has been that way in my experience since my diagnosis of the Bipolar disorder in 2007. When I have written on the topic of suicide it comes from my experience, and I am happy to be alive.
Hi. I’m Chelsea, and I am married to a wonderful, talented, intelligent man who is pretty dumb when it comes to mental illness. Perhaps you know someone like this. Your … Continue reading Depression for Dummies