Start the Conversation About Mental Health and Break the Stigma

One thing you should know about me is that I used to be ashamed of having a mental illness. I wouldn’t talk about it because of what people might think if I told them. It took me a long time to realize that having a mental illness doesn’t define me. I am still a human […]

Changes for Mental Health in the Workplace 2021

Apparently there are some changes coming to mental healthcare in 2021. It took a pandemic for companies to take it seriously. Why are they taking it seriously now? Because mental illness is rearing is ugly head while some people were cooped up for months. Mostly anxiety and depression. While I’m glad health care is getting […]

Why Is Is So Easy To Get Medical Help But Not Mental Health?

One thing that boggles my mind is how easy it is to get access to medical healthcare but not for mental health. How is this possible? If you need to see a mental health specialist, i.e. counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist, etc., insurance shouldn’t limit your visits. Some people need to see these mental health professionals more […]

The Media and Mental Health

One thing I find irritating in this time of COVID-19 is how the virus is blown out of proportion by the media. Everything the media says doesn’t help anyone’s mental health. They focus on so much negativity. Not to mention they like to portray anyone with a mental illness as evil, murderous, suicidal, and all […]

Are You Suicidal?

Are you suicidal? Sometimes I have those thoughts. The medication I take and having someone to talk to helps ease my mind. However, it doesn’t completely take those thoughts away. Hopelessness, loneliness, bullying, and being overwhelmed with life circumstances are some of the reasons there are so many suicides every year. The feeling is that […]

Is Having A Mental Illness A Crime?

There’s something I’d like to address. The police and all others who work with the general public need training on how to deescalate situations involving mental illness. They get crisis training, but it’s not enough. We should be forcing the police to take classes from mental health professionals because learning how to handle unpredictable situations […]

The Dark Places Our Minds Take Us

The mind is a complicated thing. It’s even more so when you have a mental illness. Sometimes it feels like your drowning in your own thoughts without understanding the what and why of them. Those wheels are constantly turning. It never stops even though we wish they would.

Uniquely Mentally Ill

I know. This is a strange title for a blog post, but I want to focus on the fact that no two mental illnesses are alike. Like no two people are alike, no two mental illness experiences are alike. We all have our differences in thoughts, feelings, and how we handle everything we’re dealing with […]

COVID-19 And It’s Toll On Mental Health

This has definitely been a trying time for everybody during the Covid-19 pandemic. But it’s been especially difficult for those of us with a mental illness. Being isolated doesn’t help. It makes things a lot worse than before this pandemic. As if isolation helps anyone with a mental illness. Trust me. I know. This is […]

Breaking the Chains and Tearing Down Walls

As a world filled with mental health stigmas and millions of authors, you may be asking what mental illness has to do with me being a writer. I’ll tell you. Though it took me a long time to figure it out. I suffer from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. I was also afraid to tell […]

Mental Health Misconceptions

In today’s society, there are so many misconceptions about mental health. Just the other day at work, a group of people was talking about a woman who was harming herself by cutting her arms while she was at work. This was partially due to someone else picking on her and part of her having an […]