Tag: mental health awareness

What a Bad Day looks Like

What a bad day, or week, or month, looks like for people with psychosis is variable. This is what it’s like for me this week. I count today as a bad day, and figured writing in the midst of the experience, if I can… Continue Reading “What a Bad Day looks Like”

Black Mental Health in America

ATTENTION: If you are black in America right now, you’re probably feeling pretty unsafe, especially if you’re in the south. If you are black in America right now with Schizophrenia, you’re probably feeling pretty unsafe, especially if you don’t have a lot of support.… Continue Reading “Black Mental Health in America”

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”

A Mental Health Resource for African-Americans

I apologize to those of you who were steadily following my mental health month series. It ended abruptly as a result of the necessary civil unrest spanning the 50 states and select countries worldwide. I have been participating in protests, going to work, and… Continue Reading “A Mental Health Resource for African-Americans”

Mental Health Month: Substance Use

I’m going to try and write this as coherently as possible. We still have one more week left of Mental Health Month, and this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (given my brain doesn’t melt from out of my ears) we will be covering the last… Continue Reading “Mental Health Month: Substance Use”

Mental Health Month: Update #2

If this was a full-time position, I’d be fired by now. I am struggling cognitively in a way that I haven’t in a few years. Writing is difficult. The post on Substance Use will be tomorrow evening after I get off work, granted my… Continue Reading “Mental Health Month: Update #2”

Mental Health Month: Personality Disorders

Hey everyone. Welcome to this hour of Mental Health Month. Upon checking my notes, I realized I’ve completely skipped the week of the 18th, where we cover Somatic disorders, eating disorders, and depressive disorders, and went straight into the last week which covers Gender… Continue Reading “Mental Health Month: Personality Disorders”

Mental Health Month: Gender Dysphoria

I’m hoping to write this Mental Health Month post with as much care and thoughtfulness that has been given to the other diagnostic labels we’ve covered this month. I am in severe back pain and terrified of going to Urgent Care in fear they’ll… Continue Reading “Mental Health Month: Gender Dysphoria”

Mental Health Month: Bipolar

I have been bouncing back and forth between what is healthy for my future and my present. They are often in conflict. We experience time linearly, but our choices can take us in spontaneous, curved, spiked, and winding direction. All of that contemplation has… Continue Reading “Mental Health Month: Bipolar”

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”

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