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January 22, 2019

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November 15, 2019

I can't count the number of times I've heard someone say "I'm just OCD like that" or "She's so bi-polar." And for the vast majority of people who say things like this, I assume they don't mean anything by it. Using mental illnesses as an adjective has become so complet...

May 20, 2019

Something that really bothers me with having a mental illness is how damn expensive it is. I am medicated and I see a psychologist about every 3 weeks. Now, I am fortunate that through my employer I have a healthcare spending account, but I am going to run it out befor...

January 22, 2019

I am currently in the process of switching anti-anxiety/depressants, and it's made me re-realize what it is like to live with an invisible illness. Currently the new meds are making me feel good during the day, but they seem to wear off in the evening. Last night I was...

January 15, 2019

I feel like a lot of the time when people talk about getting help for their mental health problem, the biggest obstacle people that's talked about is asking for that help. Don't get me wrong, that is a very big step. I've been living with depression for eleven years an...

January 11, 2019

We here a lot about representation. That communities and minorities need to be represented, and accurately. But less time is spent talking about why representation matters, especially for those living with mental illness. As someone who lives with a mental illness, it...

January 4, 2019

Over the holidays as my butt was firmly planted on the couch, I read any number of Buzzfeed "19 Ways to Get Your Sh*t Together in 2019"-esque articles in the hope that I too could finally get my sh*t together (HA). Going into these I usually know that I am far too lazy...

January 3, 2019

Hey everyone, this past year had a strong start but took a BIG slow down after a few months as far as this blog goes. I'm sure a few of you have wondered what has been up, and here is the tale. 

After I left my job in February I took sometime to separate myself and just...

August 13, 2018

Being a woman is really hard. While the #MeToo movement can be our time of reckoning, it is also a reminder of the constant onslaught of sh*t women have to go through on a daily basis. And it can take a toll on you. 

Today I posted a tweet about a political party standi...

June 19, 2018

About a week ago I got a dog (his name is Benson, after one of my personal heroes Lt. Olivia Benson, and he is a giant snugglepup). At first when I started taking him out I would just stand there and stare at my phone while he did his business. However the other night...

June 8, 2018

I think of everyone who lives with mental illness or who is experiencing a mental health problem to be part of a community. And when someone in our community loses their battle with mental illness to suicide it isn't just another number to me. It's someone who dealt wi...

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