Writing the Right Story

I’ve been writing a lot more recently. I’ve always enjoyed writing, and now I certainly have more time given all the time spent at home due to the quarantine. There are many reasons that I love writing, but one of the reasons is because it allows me to indulge my anxiety over getting every word, […]

Medication Monday: Pamelor

Another week has come and gone, and it is once again Monday, which means it is time once again for Medication Monday, the weekly series that examines some of the mental health medications available on the market and offers readers a brief introduction to those medications. This week we are talking about the antidepressant Pamelor […]

Getting Into Green Spaces For Mental Health

One of my recent writing assignments was to draft a white paper that examined the benefits of being surrounded by green space and the benefit that has on mental health. I’ve always known that getting into natural settings has been good for mental health, but even I was blown away by the research. To make […]

Forming An Alliance With My Darkness

I write a lot about my darkness, my mental illness, the depression and anxiety that make my life a struggle. Frankly, these mental illnesses suck, and I wouldn’t wish them on anyone. They have thrown curveballs into my personal relationships, screwed with my sleep, trapped me in a world of terror that only I know, […]

Cat-tastic Solutions to Writer’s Block

As I was sitting here, trying to decide what to write about today, Ginny cat “helped” by running across the keyboard. And you know what, she is right. I mean sure, she just wrote gibberish, but she didn’t hesitate to put paws to the keyboard so that she could find out what comes out. Either […]

Medication Monday: Rexulti

Welcome to another installment of Medication Monday, the weekly series that offers a brief informative introduction to the various mental health medications that are available (yes, for those of you no longer keeping track of the days, today is Monday). This week, the medication we are looking at is Rexulti (Brexpiprazole). Rexulti is a second-generation […]

Recovery

Let’s face it, the last few weeks have been tough on so many of us. So I think we could all use some positivity wherever and whenever we can get, which is why today I want to talk about recovery. As an initial thought, I want to point out that recovery from mental illness does […]