Category: Peer Support

Your Role In The mental Health System

This is to all my fellow psychology majors, graduates, and future students. What do you believe your role in the industry is? To all my fellow mental health consumers, what do you believe your role is? These are the two simple questions I have.… Continue Reading “Your Role In The mental Health System”

What’s Your Ideal Treatment?

I think one thing that frustrates me the most about mental health treatment services today is that the services available are shoddy, expensive, and instead of being tailored toward the individual they’re tailored to the diagnosis. For example, if you walk in to your… Continue Reading “What’s Your Ideal Treatment?”

Self-Compassion and Hearing Voices

Let’s talk about this concept of self-love, self-compassion and why it’s so pivotal when hearing voices. My experience with the diagnosis Schizoaffective (Bipolar Type) may be different than yours, vastly, and much more so if you have been diagnosed with the blanket term Schizophrenia.… Continue Reading “Self-Compassion and Hearing Voices”

Mental Health Updates During The Apocalypse

Good morning friends. I thought I would give another round of updates, since I’ve been gone for a while again, sorting through my mental health, advocating, and networking. Here is what’s going on, and how you may be able to get involved. Firstly, I… Continue Reading “Mental Health Updates During The Apocalypse”

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”

Broken and Crippled by Mental Illness

*A featured personal story for this MENTAL HEALTH MONTH series. Some months after my relationship with the boys’ dad ended, I had what can only be described as a ‘break down‘. And that’s exactly what it felt like because, both physically and mentally, I… Continue Reading “Broken and Crippled by Mental Illness”

The Line Up for Sharing Your Story this Mental Health Month.

Hello friends! I have some time before work to put out the writing schedule of this months posts, all dedicated to learning more about DSM diagnoses and the research that backs them up (or doesn’t). I’m also asking for people’s experiences so that we… Continue Reading “The Line Up for Sharing Your Story this Mental Health Month.”

Share Your Story

In honor of May being Mental Heath Month, I’ve decided to do something consistent, informative, and fun on this blog. During the course of May, starting this week, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I will be doing one or two posts dedicated to a… Continue Reading “Share Your Story”

How To (Gently) Encourage Your Friend to Get On Medication.

Step 1: Don’t. It’s that simple. Why Are We Talking About This? There are too many questions on social media of people asking Pop-Advocacy sites and people with lived experience how they should convince their friend to get back on medication. Let’s be clear… Continue Reading “How To (Gently) Encourage Your Friend to Get On Medication.”

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