Category: Emotions

Reflections

We’re nearing the end of 2020. What’s helped your mental health most through this global travesty of a year? Perhaps you’re feeling grateful you don’t live in the United States right now. Perhaps you met a reading goal, or are graduating this year. Did… Continue Reading “Reflections”

In Dealing with Death

2020 has seen a lot of this. It seemed my friends and I would make it out alive. One of us didn’t. I am unfamiliar with the grieving process, very new to it in fact, and along with a whirlwind of instant pain, denial,… Continue Reading “In Dealing with Death”

What A Bad Day is Like Part 2

I think one of the hardest parts of following a path of wellness after descending into a well of madness is recognizing and acknowledging our humanity. We are inherently not perfect. We are inherently cursed with a frightening amount of insecurity, duality, and uncertainty.… Continue Reading “What A Bad Day is Like Part 2”

Civil Rights Movement 2020

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE. This is the slogan circulating social media as I speak. Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, NYC,Atlanta, Minneapolis, Memphis, Louisville. The list continues. I posted yesterday about the importance of African American mental health support in a time when we are… Continue Reading “Civil Rights Movement 2020”

Mental Health And African-American LIves

There was not a Mental Health Month post on Thursday for Somatic Disorders as I anticipated, not because I ran out of time but because my mind has been engrossed in other disturbing realities and going-ons in America. I will do a post on… Continue Reading “Mental Health And African-American LIves”

The Living Nightmare that is childhood sexual abuse

*A featured personal story for this MENTAL HEALTH MONTH series* I’d been in counselling following the breakdown of my relationship with my sons’ dad. It had become excruciatingly painful, revisiting places and feelings I’d long-forgotten so, about eighteen months in, I leftwithout telling my… Continue Reading “The Living Nightmare that is childhood sexual abuse”

mindful tips

It’s another day in global crisis, my friends, and this has afforded many of us with much more time on our hands than we’re used to. For some of us with mental health problems, the loss of our routine and the possibility of even… Continue Reading “mindful tips”

February’s Scheduled Mental Breakdown

I like that I’ve already failed in keeping up with my scheduled posts. If I’m actually consistent with a goal I set, someone call 911 because my identity has been stolen. This will be a short post and not research based. I’ll try and… Continue Reading “February’s Scheduled Mental Breakdown”

Distractions: For Better, or For Worse?

One of the popular coping mechanisms most often quoted by self-help websites, short articles, or purported “ways to help your anxiety” is distractions. Distractions range from averting your attention to a video or a game to focusing on a particular object in the room.… Continue Reading “Distractions: For Better, or For Worse?”

My Experience With Schizoaffective

I did not talk in school. Violence, arguing, and substance use permeated my home. I wet myself multiple times because my anxiety wouldn’t let me raise my hand to ask to go to the bathroom. I fainted in fourth grade when asked to solve… Continue Reading “My Experience With Schizoaffective”

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