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April 21, 2018

Being the super cool 24 year old (and musical theatre nerd) that I am, I spent my Friday night curled up with my cat watching The Greatest Showman. *Side note: I know that this movie has received a lot of criticism, but the music and choreography is amazing* Any-hoo, a...

April 11, 2018

For as long as I can remember I have been terrified of failure. Whether it was a dance competition, grades, career, or getting into university, if there is a chance to fail there is a voice telling me that that is the inevitable outcome and continues to tell me what th...

April 7, 2018

Hey all! Sorry it's been a while. I was away on vacation and it took me a minute to get back into the swing of things.

While I was gone I spent 5 days in Florida with 6 other people. While that might sound amazing (which it was), it was 7 people in 1 hotel room for 5 da...

March 13, 2018

Part of what I want to do with this blog is make it a place for caregivers of those with mental illness or mental health problems to be able to better understand how to help those they know who are experiencing or living with these issues. In that light, I am introduci...

March 9, 2018

There are two ways the media and entertainment industry like to portray mental illness. One is the romanticized tragedy, and the other is full of unpredictable outbursts a la 2007 Britney Spears. Neither is a great way to see yourself. Imagine being a newly diagnosed t...

March 7, 2018

I used to think that I didn't face that much stigma against my mental illnesses because no one called me names or used it against me. However in the past few months I've realized that there is a different kind of stigma that I've been facing for a long time. 

Quite ofte...

March 2, 2018

I was recently watching an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race (as I usually am in my free time), and the Queens kept telling one of the girls who has talked about her history of depression to "shake off" her emotions. 

Um, I'm sorry, but that's not how this whole thing...

February 23, 2018

When I was first diagnosed with a mental illness I felt like I couldn't talk about it. The only time people talked about mental illness was in extreme circumstances where there seemed to be no hope of recovery. I didn't want to be one of those people, and so I didn't a...

February 20, 2018

Hello, hello, hello! Y'all (yes, I'm sorry, I say y'all) might have noticed that I am less active both with posts and on social media on the weekend. That is because for weekdays are when I'm social and I power through, but my weekends are my chance to unplug from the...

February 15, 2018

I don't know about you, but I find mass shootings doubly hard. First, because it's hard to think of all of the lives lost in such an unnecessary and violet way. Second, because there always seem to be a large group of people who automatically blame it on mental illness...

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