I will be leaving for treatment this Thursday. 3 short days. So, I wanted to update you all on my decision to seek treatment and why I chose the program that I will attend. … More Leaving for Treatment
Sometimes treatment separates us from those that we love. Nevertheless, sometimes we have to confront ourselves and walk alone. It’s not easy and I don’t think it was meant to be. No matter what the next few weeks bring, I know that the pain will be worth it. Somehow. … More When Treatment Separates
If I could go back in time and somehow ease the pain, I would tell myself these things… … More 7 Things I would go back to tell myself as a Teenager
Sleep Hygiene 101! What is it? Why is it important? … More Sleep Hygiene: Yeah, it’s a thing.
Have you ever felt like the world is much too loud, bright, or fast-paced for you?
Have you ever felt like you can’t quite connect with your environment or the people around you? Do you constantly feel exhausted or like you just have too much energy? You may have a difficult time regulating sensory stimulation. … More How Sensory Processing Disorder may be Contributing to your Mental Illness
We all experience depersonalization and disassociation at some point in our lives. It’s that feeling you get when you look up at the milky way and suddenly realize how small you really are. So when does it become a disorder? … More Living with Depersonalization Disorder
The stigma is separating us. The stigma is dangerous. There are two sides to the story. Two sides of the fence. … More The Mental Illness Stigma: Which side are you on?
I could give up, stop breathing, stop fighting, and let myself sink into oblivion. But that darkness is terrifying. So I hide. From everyone and everything.
It is much safer here in this place. Where I escape reality and hold on tight to the little pieces of me that I have left.
… More All of my Selves: How Mental Illness has Torn me Apart
I have decided that it’s okay to stop pretending and stop hiding. As a result, I receive many weird looks and questions from people around me. These are the 7 questions that I am asked the most. … More 7 Things People Ask When my Mental Illness is Showing
Will you emanate light into this world or will you allow yourself to be consumed by the flame? … More Victim or Creator?