I recently had my first appointment with a psychiatrist. I had counseling when I was six and again when I was eight but nothing since. There was a lot of … Continue reading The Long Expensive Road to Recovery
I’m 25 years old, not married (but in a two-year long relationship) and I have no children. I would like to get married one day but I’m not sure about … Continue reading Parents, How Do You Do It?
There I was, minding my own mental health business when someone I know (read my husband of the last 20 years who is growing on me) suggested I travel with … Continue reading Rural Mental Health 911
As some of you know (and others don’t) I am ready to publish my memoir! Seriously. I have edited and moved chapters around, and I honestly believe that I prepared … Continue reading The Bipolar Writer Needs Your Help!
I’ve come to feel it once again. I’ve been here before, then again later, and again after that. I am speaking, as the title indicated, of Depression. Do you know it? … Continue reading Hello Depression, My Old Friend
I’ve been a little down lately. For anyone who ever feels the effects of depression, that’s code for: crying sporadically, feeling worthless, and avoiding people in general. On the plus … Continue reading Why Do We Do What We Always Do?
So I am well aware that someone else penned (and owns) the Title: An Inconvenient Truth, and their’s was shocking and thought provoking. Earth shaking, land sliding, terrible tidal waves. … Continue reading An Inconvenient Truth
Sometimes I wonder what world optimists live in. It can’t possibly be the same as mine, because mine is one of twisting mists, overcast skies, and lurking shadows. Besides the … Continue reading Speak Up! And Your Voice Will Help You
Today. A day of prevention I must mention. Raised voices chant. Families grieve for their loss. The suffering hide in silence. A world unites to claim a day in honor … Continue reading Today, September 10th
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
Being a part of a mental health movement makes me proud. If you know any of my stories you know I am not full of pride. What mental health movement? … Continue reading The Next Leap
Fall and Get Back Up When we fall, we get back up because we do not really have a choice otherwise. This is human nature. It isn’t as easy as … Continue reading Struggle with Self-Doubt