As much as I hate admitting this, these were lessons that I often learned the hard way.
Working through bipolar disorder was not what I expected - but I'm grateful for what I learned.
I am so, so proud of you for the work that you do, day in and day out, to keep going.
I am the person I am today because there was a therapist who believed in me.
My blog turned one year old and I have SO MANY FEELINGS.
Whenever I feel that instinct to run or to hide, I affirm myself as an act of resistance.
"Normalcy" can be a little deceiving. No one expects you to be Mary fucking Poppins, okay?
Folks who have never struggled with their mental health seem to think of psychiatry as a quick and easy fix. Pop some happy pills and ta-daaaa! Your struggles will magically dissolve. What these folks fail to understand (other than, like, how psychiatric medications actually work) is that, for many of us who are in the [...]