TW: death; suicide Death can be a taboo topic, but it is an inevitable one. Within the past 2 weeks, I've had 5 deaths impact my life. The one I really want to focus on is the first one which was a suicide. We worked together and I had only had a couple interactions with … Continue reading The inevitable
"How do you define your mental illness?" I like to ask people this because it's interesting to see how they choose to define their mental illness. If they can't, it opens the discussion of this. Yes, we can go to the diagnostic criteria, but I've posted in the past about how constricting this can be … Continue reading Definition
This is especially for the people that feel stuck in their recovery and struggling with making that "first step" towards treatment. It is ok to be uncomfortable. Treatment is going to constantly test you. You will be pushed to places that you may have buried for years. I've spoken before about vulnerability and I feel … Continue reading Being uncomfortable
"I have bipolar 2, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and severe anxiety. I run a blog on my journey through mental illnesses and within my journey I have made the mistake of opening up to people I shouldn't have. They turned their backs on me and told me I was faking. They put me back to … Continue reading Believe
"Since the age of thirteen I have struggled with anxiety and depression. Only seeking help once when forced to speak with the guidance counselor at the young age of fourteen. And that one day had no effect on my health what so ever, the counselor could care less. She didn’t tell my parents which could … Continue reading Good Days
"Over ten years I began my battle with anorexia. I've lost and gained, literally and metaphorically. After a decade I'm proud to say I have finally entered treatment. For so long I was terrified of doctors, of being told what is "wrong" with me. I thought I could fix myself, and I got myself pretty … Continue reading Autonomy
"Being so misunderstood all the time allowed me to open my try to understand others on a much deeper level. It opened my eyes!" Anonymous post. Thanks for sharing!