A Note on Suicide Awareness Month

I think it's awesome that social media is using it's viralness to spread awareness on suicide. It's a step in the right direction when it comes to ungluing the stigma and helping those of us with mental illness feel heard and understood. But I would be lying if I said this month is easy for… Continue reading A Note on Suicide Awareness Month

After an Attempt

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about SELF-HARM and SUICIDAL THOUGHTS/ ATTEMPTS which may be triggering to those who struggle with suicidal ideation, cutting and other forms of self-harm. September 2, 2015. The suicide attempt where I would have been successful without the intervention of the police. There's a wide variety… Continue reading After an Attempt

To College or Not to College?

It's back to school time! For some of you, that's high school. For others, it's college. Maybe your kids are heading off to kindergarten or you're teaching in your own classroom for the first time! Empty nests, the freshman 15, new teachers and new schools. It's both an exciting time and a time of big… Continue reading To College or Not to College?

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