Reflecting On Rogers Memorial Hospital

5/23/17... a year ago today I arrived home after a 2-month residential stay at Rogers Memorial Hospital. It may have only been 2 months, but there was a long road that led me there, and a lifetime of memories to treasure afterward. My first mental health diagnosis (Borderline Personality Disorder) came about because I went to… Continue reading Reflecting On Rogers Memorial Hospital

The Face Behind Ungluing Stigma

So today I'm taking the time to make some fun and quick announcements and then answer some questions about myself to help you get to know me better! Coming up on Ungluing Stigma, we're going to have a surprise guest writer! I won't spoil who it will be, but they're just as passionate about ending… Continue reading The Face Behind Ungluing Stigma

Greiving a Diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of any kind can be devastating to a person's life. It's perfectly normal to need to grieve a diagnosis. Getting diagnosed can mean extra treatment, new medication, hospital stays, lifestyle changes, and more. It can put a strain on even the strongest of relationships. A diagnosis can also leave a lot of unknowns… Continue reading Greiving a Diagnosis

A Letter from the Borderline

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about SELF-HARM and SUICIDAL THOUGHTS which may be triggering to those who struggle with suicidal ideation, cutting and other forms of self-harm. Dearest Friend, So you're reading this because you know someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (me), and things can get tough sometimes in the… Continue reading A Letter from the Borderline

I’m My Own Bestie

You read that right, I'm my own best friend. The concept might be foreign to some of you, and that's okay. It was to me too until I was admitted to Janesville Mercy Health's psych ward back in August of 2015. During the admission process, there are a handful of standard questions, like "what brought… Continue reading I’m My Own Bestie

Handling a New Diagnosis

Another day, another diagnosis. I've been diagnosed with over half a dozen mental illnesses in my lifetime.  A diagnosis can mean many things. For some, it brings hope because they finally have answers. For others, it can bring up feelings of shame or embarrassment. In my experience, it's a mixture of both. This was definitely true when… Continue reading Handling a New Diagnosis

New Years Resolutions

Yeah yeah. Everyone makes them, hardly anyone keeps them. But, I'm going to try anyways. I've had this blog for over a year now. I've been dedicated to posting... for about three posts. Then it slips my mind and I forget about it. So I've given the blog a face lift and set goals for… Continue reading New Years Resolutions