It started with a simple post. An acquaintance put out a call on social media for all those who have anxiety and depression and take medication. There was no qualifying statement asking for advice or even just explaining she was going through a hard time. She had mentioned to me privately about struggling with stress…… Continue reading My Mental Illness is NOT your Paycheck
Most of us learn about our shadows when we’re little, and our little selves are mesmerized by them. This dark shape on the ground that looks just like us keeps us occupied, sometimes scared, but mostly intrigued. They grow and change with us, an almost perfect reflection of ourselves depending on the sun’s position, of…… Continue reading You Follow Me Wherever I Go
Life has a tendency to throw curve balls when you least expect it, making it a wonderful, exhausting, stressful experience. A lot of time and effort is dedicated to the various aspects of our lives whether it be work, family or friends. On top of that, there is the daily upkeep of our existence that…… Continue reading Small Victories in Mental Illness
We’ve all seen her in movies…the girl who could care less. She’s down for any and everything. She can eat junk food, drinks beer and has a smoking hot body. She has zero emotions other than happiness and is completely laid-back when it comes to love. She could care less what her boyfriends do and…… Continue reading I’m not a Cool Girl
**Trigger Warning*** This post deals with a possible sexual assault. If you are deeply effected by these types of experiences, please do not read. October 2014 was a crazy time for me. The Second and I had broken up, and I was trying to figure out just exactly what I had done wrong. It came…… Continue reading Struggling to Categorize
The hardest part of having a mental illness is not what you would expect. It’s not feeling that the world will collapse if I make a mistake. It’s not the feeling that I don’t feel the way I “should.” Both of these are common thoughts that run through my mind, and from what I understand,…… Continue reading The Biggest Frustration of Living with Mental Illness
“Therapy is great,” they said. “It will be so beneficial,” they said. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy my therapy sessions…that actual sessions. There’s nothing like talking to another person who helps you make sense of why that misspelling in an email won’t mean you’ll be living on the streets and jobless tomorrow. Yes, this…… Continue reading I’m a C Student and Other Things Therapy Has Taught Me.