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

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