Postpartum Depression: Why Mental Health Surveys Suck

I had a baby recently. It’s been a while since I popped one out, so all the hospital stuff was new to me and my postpartum short-term memory. One BIG thing I noticed was the addition of questions regarding mental health. I not only filled out two questionnaires, I also verbally answered a survey the… Continue reading Postpartum Depression: Why Mental Health Surveys Suck

Celebrities with Mental Health Issues: Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi began rapping at the end of high school, about six years after his father passed away from cancer. He’s since pursued a highly lucrative life as a professional rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and even actor. The man who began life as Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi has really made a name for himself.… Continue reading Celebrities with Mental Health Issues: Kid Cudi

How to Break the Cycle of Abuse Within Your Own Mind

I am really good at not being good to myself. “Most of your class is smarter than you.” “No one wants to be your friend.” “Of course you didn’t win.” Throughout my childhood, I taught myself to have no self pride. At all. Despite being decently intelligent and skilled; I could never accept a compliment. If… Continue reading How to Break the Cycle of Abuse Within Your Own Mind

The Pain of Self-Harm

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I was inspired by the ruler of this blog’s recent post about his self-harm story so I wanted to chime in with mine. *I don’t want anybody to read this then get the urge to self-harm. If you’re not mentally up to it at the moment, don’t push yourself. Do whatever is the safest thing… Continue reading The Pain of Self-Harm

Hello Depression, My Old Friend

I’ve come to feel it once again. I’ve been here before, then again later, and again after that. I am speaking, as the title indicated, of Depression. Do you know it? Do you know its seeping, creeping darkling tendrils? Its suffocating mass? Its overwhelming prevalence in your life? The funny thing is that I want to… Continue reading Hello Depression, My Old Friend

I’m not “too sensitive.” I’m mentally ill.

It hurts when people erase us – our struggles, our scars, our victories, our invisible battles, a part of our lives that shapes us and our paths in ways others will never comprehend. It hurts when people erase our mental illnesses. It’s like being told that everything must be your fault, a result of your… Continue reading I’m not “too sensitive.” I’m mentally ill.

When Things Are Good

I have lived with a mental illness for most of my life so it’s kind of weird when things are going really well. Maybe I’m the only one but when you’re used to living everyday feeling depressed and anxious, it is odd to not feel that way. I am so used to having my mental… Continue reading When Things Are Good