More and more people are becoming inspired to spread awareness of our broken mental health care system by telling their own story, and by speaking on podcasts, Instagram, websites, in lectures and at workshops. And yet, it seems like change to this system is not happening fast enough. Last year, I met a man through … More What About Bharat?
I used to care a lot about OCD recovery. It seemed like this end goal that all of the well-known bloggers, coaches and specialists preached about. If you were in recovery you had “made it”. And then I got to know someone in recovery, and they changed how I view recovery for good. I became … More Recovery Isn’t An End For Me
I wrote a post last year about alcohol and how it throws me into depressive states and avoidant compulsions, but I haven’t published anything on that topic since. Well, at the end of that post, I said that I hoped working on my mental health would change how alcohol effected me, and that’s exactly what … More The Pattern Starts At “Forget”…
I have been putting off writing about my faith because it reminds me of one of those recovery cliche’s like, “Let Go and Let God”, but it’s become such a steady part of my life that it deserves a place on this blog. I started going to Church at the end of 2018. This was … More I’m OK with Being a “Bad Christian”
I don’t drive, so when my daughter got a toothache from a loose tooth at 10pm a few weeks ago I had to walk 20 minutes to the nearest grocery store to buy her some tylenol. On my journey there, I realized that earlier that same day I sat in my therapists office and told … More My OCD Shames Me Into Silence
Sometimes, people say foot-in-mouth comments to those with mental illness when they don’t know how to appropriately offer support. Other times, this is done out of ignorance, rudeness or just plain arrogance. Whatever the reason, people with mental illness tend to receive frustrating comments. Below is a list that I have made of comments that … More 5 Terrible Things To Say To Someone With Mental Illness
It’s been awhile! I haven’t meant to abandon this blog. My brain has just been busy with holiday craziness and a lot of changes taking place in my life. To be honest, I often look back on things that I write and can’t relate to it anymore, or think it’s just pointless bitching, and wonder if … More New Year, New Me?