Books, and the written word as a whole, can be so healing – especially with everything going on in our world right now. I don’t know about you, but with the Black Lives Matter Movement my mental health has been declining as I mourn for all of the Black lives lost in senseless violence. While […]
There are many things that can feel outside our control in life. With recent events, this notion has been further strengthened for each of us. Both on a world wide scale and perhaps on an individual scale, many are facing fears related to the things not within their power. Each of us face unique situations […]
Just like my dad says, “At the end of the day, it’s all about looking in the mirror and liking what you see.” Many of us tend to create our own interpretation behind the meaning of “perfection.” The majority of us walk around and glance at our surroundings and peers while picking out the “perfect” […]
Welcome beautiful people of the internet! I’m Jay, coming at you with my first ever blog post. I know that you’re probably struggling with something (hence your presence on this website) and have somehow in someway stumbled upon this blog post to find some sort of relief or guidance. I have compiled a completely self-written […]
Mental illnesses command the atmosphere like tornadoes, spinning everything around in circles until we are stuck sorting through the aftermath of a once healthy life. They tear through homes, through friendships, through careers; they do it relentlessly and without apology. Mental illness hit me hard in college. I was failing classes. I had taken a […]
“Do you have a plan?” The words make me wince. I shift uncomfortably in my seat because I don’t know the answer. I wait for him to change the subject, but when I look back up my therapist is looking intently at me, his hands folded in front of him, patiently. A year ago, when […]
I just got discharged from an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. I see a therapist once a week. Every Monday and Thursday, I spend an hour in group therapy. Then I change into my scrubs and drive to work. I’m a psychiatric nurse. I’m also a psychiatric patient. “You don’t know about bipolar disorder. You can’t really […]
Surely we have time to spend one day out of the week connecting with the world – and I don’t mean via wi-fi.
The #DearMe campaign was started as a way for women to give advice to their younger selves. You made need a tissue when you hear what they had to say.