"‘You three get two scoops of ice cream.’ She then looked at me and said, ‘You’ll get a kiddie scoop.’”
"I avoided those relationships where love was free and easy. Because it didn't feel 'earned,' so I didn't feel worthy."
I used my proximity to body positive spaces to disregard the very idea that I needed help — and I'm paying the price physically, mentally, and emotionally now.
"You never lived to see the day when your life didn’t require a disclaimer — instead, your death now required one, too."
As both a suicide attempt and loss survivor, I need to climb up onto my soapbox for a minute. Suicide attempts, from a "preventative" standpoint, are rarely, if ever, as easily prevented as calling a hotline or a loved one. "Reaching out" — while incredibly important — is not the be-all-end-all of preventative strategies. Especially [...]
If your goal for therapy is impossible? You might give up before you ever get to the good stuff.
Many of the people who still insist that being transgender is a 'disorder' don’t actually care about our mental health.