Over the years I’ve become extremely good at hiding my emotions from others. I grew up with the belief that sadness & tears made me weak so I did my best to never cry in front of people. I believed that my problems didn’t matter because out there in the world there was someone else… Continue reading No Longer Hiding my Emotions
Right now I’m at a period of my life where I’ve been focusing more and more on my own inner work & personal development. It’s something I neglected and put off for far too long. I held the belief that if I pushed away the painful memories & experiences I could forget about them forever.… Continue reading A Special Thank You to my Friends & Family
Three years ago I made a decision that changed my life for the better. I was 80 pounds overweight, extremely depressed, and was struggling to stay alive. I had hit a low point with my depression and anxiety where I had stopped caring about myself that I allowed to let myself go. Food had become… Continue reading How Living a Healthier Lifestyle Saved My Life
Four years ago was when I hit rock bottom. I was sexually assaulted and that experience broke me. I was drinking everyday not wanting to deal with life sober. I was eating all the junk food I wanted because I didn’t want men to look at me anymore. I stopped caring about myself and everything… Continue reading Why I’m Thankful for Hitting Rock Bottom
I got my cat Calypso five years ago when I had moved back home from University. That period of my life was when I was struggling badly with my mental health. I had withdrawn from University because I had been sexually assaulted and my mental health was on the decline. Moving back home, I… Continue reading How an Emotional Support Animal Helped With my Healing
Why is it that we’ve normalized being in the hospital for physical illnesses; but when it comes to mental health you’re immediately labeled crazy for being hospitalized. Society has played out hospitalization for your mental health in a negative way. Only the “crazy” people go into the psych ward. I’m here to tell you that… Continue reading You Don’t Need to be Ashamed of Being Hospitalized for your Mental Illness
Depression has consumed my life. I take my medicine, I go to the doctor, and I push myself to list the positives when I want to dwell on the negative. I just stopped living. I have had more suicidal thoughts than I can count in the past three months and my life is in… Continue reading A Little Reminder to Myself.