About a year ago, I was diagnosed with Major Depression and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It was a diagnosis that was agreed upon both my psychiatrist and I, as we … Continue reading Can I “lose” a diagnosis?
Summer was never a hard time of the year until recently. June 21st, 2018 – I started to experience something I never thought was possible. Heart wrenching sadness, losing my … Continue reading SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder
Can I really leave my mental disorders behind? That is a question that I get asked a lot. Is it truly possible for me to completely “heal” from my mental … Continue reading Can I leave them behind?
When I first started on meds last July, I spent hours on google looking at online forums on how bad side effects could be with antidepressants. I was terrified that … Continue reading Scary side effects
I’m in a dark place and I don’t know how I got here. Honestly, I feel like I’ve been hit by a train. Only a month ago I would said, … Continue reading The Dark Days
In the past few days, I’ve been trying to avoid getting on social media. Why? Because of FOMO (aka. Fear of missing out). Posts after posts, everyone was posting how … Continue reading FOMO of 2018
I came across an interview NPR conducted with John Green about his new book, which was based on his own experience with OCD. I learned that John Green has been … Continue reading To My Fellow OCD-er
I feel like a hypocrite writing this post. Few weeks back, I wrote about how I do not want to be treated “special” because I suffer from a “rare” mental … Continue reading I feel protective over my “enemies”
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?
I suffer with OCD. I’m special? When I tell people that I’m on a psychiatric medication, people of course ask “For what?” The moment I tell them OCD, I see … Continue reading I suffer with OCD. I’m special?
As a young twenty-something, many of my friends and fellow Millenials have credit card debt. We live in a culture of fast spending, fast cash, and consumerism. Add on student … Continue reading Money and Mania: Managing Spending While Bipolar
While there has been a big push to be more open about mental health, suicide, self-harm – so that people can actively seek help, I feel like I’ve already gone … Continue reading I’m too comfortable talking about suicide