You are so much more than your productivity. Don’t break yourself for it. Friendly reminder that “your best” doesn’t mean pushing yourself to your breaking point. “Your best” means the … Continue reading A letter to myself on the days I feel I’m about to drown
I can finally say with pride I am out of the depression cycle. FINALLY!!! Sorry for yelling, but it feels so good. Depression, my old friend, it really something. I … Continue reading Coming Out of the Fog
We Reached One of Our Goals! I wanted to say thank you to all those that were able to donate. The Bipolar Writer Collaborative blog collaborators, and of course myself, … Continue reading A GoFundMe Update
I was inspired by the ruler of this blog’s recent post about his self-harm story so I wanted to chime in with mine. *I don’t want anybody to read this … Continue reading The Pain of Self-Harm
Today I am sharing a guest post from a fellow mental health blogger named Nikki, she asked that I share a post for her. You can find Nikki on her … Continue reading A Guest Blog Post
After the successful results of our last how-to article, “Depression for Dummies,” I felt a continuation of similar advice might be helpful. I may have decided this after yet another … Continue reading How Depression Feels
When life is good and depression is on the back burner, my life is great. I continue to complete my goals and things keep moving in the right direction. I feel less alone and for the most part, it never really comes up.
People at times hate what they don’t understand. When the subject if self-harm comes up on social media, people tend to attack it in vicious ways. Most are on one of two sides: the people that cut (I will call them us) and the people that criticize. In this world, there is not much grey area, and people see us as attention seekers. This is an untrue judgment, the posts we make might just be what gets us through a day.
What Do I Charge for my Memoir? I am at a crossroads. The self-publishing game is full of a plethora of information and no definitive answer–what does one charge for … Continue reading Realistically, How Much is my Memoir Worth?
Taboo to You It seems we hear about mental illness all the time-whether it be commercials, via a friend, on social media, or in the news. As someone who has … Continue reading Mental Illness in the Black Community
What would be the last time that her son decided to take his life, in 2010 James was once again suicidal. Angela would find out weeks after his hospital stay that he had been hoarding his Seroquel medicine for weeks. It was the closest he had ever come to really reaching his goal of dying, and he spent three days in a drug-induced coma in the intensive care unit.
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