In this post, I’ll be offering advice on how to navigate college while also dealing with a mental illness.
“Cross the road, this man looks like a weirdo” is exactly the type of thing 14 year old me and my friends would say. Of course, back then, we didn’t give it any thought as to what we were saying, and we didn’t mean to stigmatize or hurt anyone by saying this. We were impressionable young girls who had been told to stay away from strangers. And that was before I knew that my dad had schizophrenia, and that’s what the term “schizo” actually meant. Now, it’s sad to think that young girls would say or think that about my dad because he’s the kindest, most generous man I’ve ever known and he would never hurt anyone.
I’ve wanted to write this post for some time, but I was hesitant because I personally don’t struggle with ADHD. I didn’t want to write a post that misrepresented the struggles of people with this condition. Even after talking to people with ADHD, receiving positive feedback, and editing it a million times, I was still […]
The most basic tasks can feel like excruciating activities when there are days, when you can’t even get out of bed. There exists a need for self-care suggestions that take into account our daily struggles.
May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a Cluster B personality disorder that causes emotion dysregulation, making it hard to manage relationships with yourself and others. Like all mental illnesses, BPD is a serious condition. What’s scary about BPD is the fact that around 9% of people with BPD die by […]
I don’t usually cover addiction on this blog because I’m not well-versed on the issue. However, today I had the opportunity to learn about a drug use safety initiative that I wanted to share with everyone. Although they do not yet exist in the United States, there has been an increased interests in safe consumption […]
If you have a loved one who’s suffering from a mental illness, you might want to help them out. If you have a mental illness yourself, you’ve hopefully had people reach out to you to let you know you are loved and supported. However, many people who offer mental health advice are either ignorant to […]
Ever since the word “triggered” became the subject of a meme, it’s hard for people with actual triggers to be taken seriously. People use the word “triggered” as a hyperbole for being irritated or slightly uncomfortable, or to mock anyone that reacts to something in a way that other people don’t understand. As a feminist, […]
No mater what people are going through, everyone wants to know that they have support while they go through it. When it comes to mental illness, people often feel alone. Between the stigmatization of mental illnesses, taking the stressful first step to seek help, and suffering setbacks, having a mental illness is a lot to handle. When people […]
Yes, I get emotional easy. No, I’m not seeking attention on purpose. Yes, I can be impulsive. No, that doesn’t mean I’ll hurt you. No, I never will. Yes, I’m on meds. No, that doesn’t change who I am as a person. Yes, I’m getting treated. No, that doesn’t mean I will never have an […]