Scars and Stigma

I wrote yesterday about how so many of us suffer in silence, battling a darkness that only we can see. And I wrote about how that silence helps feed the horrible stigma that surrounds mental illness. Yet it isn’t just silence that makes it hard for us to open up about our struggles. Often, scars […]

Anxiety, Depression, and a Day of “Rest”

Sundays are supposed to be days to rest. Days to recover. Yet if you are in the midst of battling a depressive or anxious episode, Sundays, or any day for that matter, can be anything but restful. Anxiety often makes sleep a struggle for me. Finding it in the midst of the lies and the […]

Another Story of 25

This post feels a little weird to write because it is the blogging equivalent of standing on the shoulder of giants. And the inspiration for this post is a giant to me. Her name is Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess), and if you don’t know her work, you should because it is amazing. Jenny talks […]

Rainy Day Joys

I woke up today to a cloudy, gray, rainy day. And I loved it. Sure, I didn’t have to go out today so I could enjoy it from inside with a nice cup of coffee, but that isn’t why I loved it. I loved it because I love the rain.   And I know I […]

Mental Health and Money

I am by no means an economist, but in true American fashion, I am now going to proceed to talk about something I have little expertise. That isn’t entirely true. Because this post isn’t about how to manage your money, but about money and mental illness. And while I may not have the most financial […]

Medication Monday: Effexor

It is a new year and time for a new installment of Medication Mondays, the series that offers a brief, informative introduction to mental health medications, with the hope of educating and reducing the stigma surrounding the use of mental health medication. As I say every week, this series is not meant as a substitute […]

My Mental Health Year In Review

Today is the first of three year-in-reviews that I’m going to be doing. Today’s post reflects on my mental health journey over the last year. Monday’s post will be a look back at the Medication Monday series. Finally, Tuesday will be a year-in-review of the blog as a whole.  So how was my mental health […]