It's PTSD awareness day, so I decided I'd reflect on my history with PTSD today, and how it affects my life.
I need to start off by saying that I know it's not my job to make assumptions about people's personal lives. It's not my place to speak about somebody's personal life as if I am intimately familiar with it. But when somebody's life choices may impact my own life, I feel that I can speak… Continue reading Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson, and the BPD Stigma
As each day passes that I'm battling all my mental and chronic illnesses, the more I feel convinced that I'm never going to find a partner. Each night I sit with a cold wash cloth on my head while on the bathroom floor puking my guts out, the only question in my mind is "why… Continue reading My Biggest Fear
Exposures are a type of therapy exercise that I learned when I was staying at Rogers Memorial Hospital for my residential stay. They're designed to help lessen your anxious reaction to everyday situations because unfortunately, simply telling yourself not to be scared simply doesn't work. When I was at Rogers, I hated doing my exposures. Not… Continue reading What is an Exposure?
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I see the light that I'm chasing A memory, but it's fading When it's gone I'll be waiting Knowing it's too late There's no sugarcoating it: recovery is hell. It's not easy to make a complete lifestyle change and fight against actual chemical imbalances in your brain every second of every day. Even living in a… Continue reading How 1 Band Helped Form My Recovery
Not a day goes by where I don't dread the night. It's difficult to find the light when even the room around me is dark. I put off sleeping as long as possible, sometimes even for days a time. I have an extreme dislike for almost everything associated with bedtime. I really struggle with taking… Continue reading Goodnight Brain, Hello Pain
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