"‘You three get two scoops of ice cream.’ She then looked at me and said, ‘You’ll get a kiddie scoop.’”
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.
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.
"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.