My 5 year fight to get diagnosed with dysautonomia.
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
I deal with 14 invisible illnesses every day. If you saw me on the street, I wouldn't look sick. I wouldn't look disabled. My illnesses are internal. Because of this, I often deal with the fear that I won't be believed when I call in sick to work or cancel plans. In my past, there… Continue reading Being Invisibly Ill
So it's the last day of 2017, and what a year it's been. Both in our world and in my personal life. I started out 2017 in the hospital for an overdose on one of my medications that was the result of psychosis and a loss of control over my body. So naturally, the only… Continue reading Reflecting on 2017
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
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