"I am absolutely terrified that my mental health status will be used against me."
After my friend's suicide, I realized something: We ask people to reach out. But we never explain how.
It's powerful to begin a new year by saying, "I'm choosing me."
I'm hoping the person who needs this will read it.
Some people have the impression that once a mentally ill person seeks out help, it's only a matter of time before things get better. But that's not always true.
I've shared the "self-care isn't selfish" memes countless times, and yet here I am, struggling to give myself permission to be happy.
Hi, do you feel like garbage? I have some suggestions for you.
Somehow, in just a couple of weeks, I'd disclosed more to my online therapist than I had with my previous therapist that I'd worked with for over a year.
It's not logical... but OCD isn't logical, either.
So long as we keep treating borderline as synonymous with abuse, we take a very painful and difficult disorder and deeply stigmatize it.