Disclosing for the First Time

Disclosing you have a mental illness, whether it be to family or friends, to an employer, even on social media, it's scary and carries a lot of unknowns. With such a stigma hanging around, I've seen it be very discouraging to make your mental illness public. It took a long time for me to open… Continue reading Disclosing for the First Time

How to Say Goodbye

Before I start, no this isn't a suicide note. Just wanted to make that clear to keep anyone from a freak-out. This past week and a halfish I've found myself in the midst of my biggest relapse I've experienced. Generally, I write about insightful things on the blog, hoping to break the stigma one blog… Continue reading How to Say Goodbye

Dear Patient Relations – An Open Letter

This weekend I wrote a letter of complaint to the patient relations at my hospital. Being an advocate on my blog and Instagram can only get you so far. I took the courageous action to share my story with the people who will hopefully really help me make a difference. And it's only right that… Continue reading Dear Patient Relations – An Open Letter

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

The Problem with the ER

"I will never again ask for help from anyone for my mental health. Especially in an Emergency Room." - the patient kept anonymous I don't blame this person for their feelings. Honestly, I'm feeling the same way after a dozenth failed experience in the ER last week. And the bits of conversation I couldn't help… Continue reading The Problem with the ER