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
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
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
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
"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
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, purging, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified... the list goes on. I have Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), which unfortunately goes unnoticed most of the time. When you look at what are supposed to be "comprehensive" lists of all types of eating disorders,… Continue reading Does My Eating Disorder Count?
Recovery is hard. It's hard when I feel sick, kind the kind of sick that used to send me to the hospital. I have the skills to keep myself safe and I've been in recovery without needing psychiatric hospitalization for almost a year. Taking things only one day at a time is relatively easy at this… Continue reading Recovery is Stigmatized