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
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
I don’t know about you, but my phone is almost like an extension of myself. I’ve customized it, bought an array of cases, and it’s always in reach. I know several of my friends are the same way, and I’m sure there are many others just as connected as I am. I’ve sat at a…… Continue reading The Art of Disconnecting
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
Do you ever wonder why you write? I don’t know if you’re like me, but there are times when it feels like I’m aching to sit down and write out something…anything really. I’m not sure why, and I don’t really know where that urge comes from. But it is something within me that seems to…… Continue reading A New Hobby to Relax
“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.
When it comes to therapy, there are hundreds of different modalities and philosophies on treatment, and this last two weeks my therapist and I have tried a new one. I’ve heard about Inner Child Healing from friends who had done some work in that area, but it always seemed a bit “hippie dippie” to me. …… Continue reading My Inner Child is Confused