Medication Monday: B-12

It is once again Monday, which means it is again time for Medication Monday, the weekly series that offers a brief, informative introduction to mental health medications. Medication Monday is not meant as a substitute for medical advice. Questions about any of the medications that I discuss here should always go to your doctor. This […]

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 X2: Schizophrenia Medications

This week there are two Medication Monday posts! The first, which I posted earlier today, focused on PTSD medications. Focusing on PTSD makes sense of course since it is Memorial Day and understanding PTSD may help prevent more soldiers from falling after the battle has ended. However, it also makes sense to talk about schizophrenia […]

Succeeding at Nothing

This era of COVID is weird, and not just for people battling mental illness. It seems like we have all the time in the world now that we are all stuck at home. Honestly, is there a reason we aren’t all coming out of this experience with spotless houses while being in the best shape […]

Not Wanting To Wear A Mask Is Not A Disability

I’ve seen stories floating around social media of people who are trying to use the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as excuses not to wear masks in public despite orders from their governor to mask up. First, I want to point out that the most frequently […]

Healing is…Buffering

Therapy can be full of challenges. So can quarantining because of COVID-19. So it is understandable that therapy during the quarantine would have its own challenges. I experienced one of those challenges the other day when there were moments where the video on Zoom was buffering, or when the audio was cutting in and out. […]

I’m Not Emotional, My Cat Just Has Her Claws Out

Yesterday, I had my regular therapy session, which was once again done via Zoom because of the COVID crisis. I was seated comfortably on my recliner in the basement, and everything was going well until my cat decided to get involved. My cat, who wanted attention, or food, or was simply curious about the voice […]

It Is Like Life Is Becoming A Metaphor for My Mental Illnesses

Life has been weird in 2020. There is no doubt about that. Yet the more life rolls along, the more it seems like one giant metaphor for life with my mental illnesses. Let me explain. I battle with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. And these mental illnesses have shaped my personality, turning me […]