I want to share a story with you that both frustrated me and made me want to see change happen. I spoke in an earlier blog post about self-advocacy. It’s important, and people should do it more often. However, there are times where you don’t think you should have to advocate for yourself because the … Read more Self-Advocacy Amidst Campus Assault
My initial reason in creating this blog was to help people understand the kind of mental health issues I struggle with, and also inform them of other types of mental health struggles. I wanted to help people understand they are not alone. There are people out there that understand how you feel. And I have … Read more Just a Quick Ramble
Some days I want to live. Some days I want to die. I’m not suicidal – not any more. Or not at the moment at any rate. If I’m careful with self care, and practice what has been preached the past 12 months, I can expect to die from natural causes in the distant future, and … Read more Unexpected Ideation
I grew up in a pretty normal, conservative, middle-class household. My parents weren’t super strict. Or super lenient. They were just sort of – average really… Piercing, body modifications and tattoos just weren’t our cup of tea. I remember my dad thinking it bizarre I wanted my ears pierced at 16. I did it anyway… Twice… Never in … Read more My story isn’t over yet
Are you sick to death of hearing about depression? How sad we all are now? It’s an epidemic apparently… I know I’m sick to death of hearing about it – not because I lack compassion for those with depression, but because I AM one of those people with depression. Apparently. And how depressing is that?!
Trigger Warning- this post will be discussing self-harm. Please don’t read it if you’re sensitive to content of this nature, and take care of yourself! Hello Internet, it’s me, Queertastic (again. I’m on here a lot. If you want to hear more from me about mental health issues and other miscellaneous nonsense, find me at … Read more Things That People Who Self-Harm Want You to Know.
Everyone feels despair sometimes. Everyone has felt that moment where it seems like nothing will ever improve. At those times, sometimes it’s an effort to even get up in the morning. You might not feel sad, really, or identifiably depressed. At the same time, the world seems colorless and there doesn’t seem to be any … Read more When you want to die…