I have learned a lot on my journey of self-awareness. It’s taken many days of battling with depression, grief, and shame with small breaks of crying, deep therapy, and breakthroughs. It’s been a difficult journey to get where I am right now, but I still have a lot of work to do. One of the … Read moreBreaking the Silence Against Mental Health
First, let me start off by saying I am extremely grateful that for the past month or so, I have not experienced the severe depression I spent most of this year battling. Let me just take a moment of silence to be grateful……. Ok, now on to the important stuff. My depression has taken a back seat … Read moreAnxiety & Fitting In
I mentioned in my last blog post about how play is important for everyone. I mean, who can live day-by-day simply working on their to-do list, but never finding time to relax? I certainly cannot! It may not be daily, but at least once a week I find time for a coping mechanism that helps … Read moreArt: How I Cope
Is “crazy” still crazy when it becomes the new norm? Are “delusions” still delusional when we name them alternative “facts”? Is “denial” still a symptom of disorder when it becomes a tool to reduce an otherwise crippling anxiety? Is “mental illness” still an illness when the whole world has gone insane? These are the questions … Read moreWhen is “crazy” crazy?
Hey there, wonderful world of BayArt! It’s me, Queertastic, with another survival guide, because life has decided to throw a breakup at me and I’ve decided to take it into stride and have at least something worth my while come out of it. If you’d like to read my last survival guide, click here to … Read moreQueertastic’s Breakup Survival Guide