The Mental Health Game of Tag, You’re It!

I have been so lucky…the depression has been swept aside again (mostly). It’s a constant tug-a-war battle with the depression. There are good days, bad days, and mixed days. Heck, sometimes there are just days where I throw my hands up in the air and impatiently wait for a redo button to appear to try … Read moreThe Mental Health Game of Tag, You’re It!

Mental Health: The Apathetic Monster

Last week, I heard someone say they couldn’t understand why they’re anxious when they have a pretty good life. I hear a lot of people say that, or question their problem, because they seem to have a pretty good life. People always inquire why this or that celebrity committed suicide because they had a great … Read moreMental Health: The Apathetic Monster

Stepping Stones in Self-Growth

Since November of last year I have really began to grasp the severity and importance of mental health problems. I slowly became more comfortable discussing the stigmatized subject. With the help of a semi-traumatic event last November (and I’m not certain I’m dramatizing that either), I was pushed into advocating for mental health to be … Read moreStepping Stones in Self-Growth

Depression: You Don’t Have to Walk Alone

Depression is drowning in an ocean of despair while another part of you is cutting away your lifeline that would keep you from drowning. Can you imagine how frightening that could be? Imagine fighting that fight every day. Depression can come and go for me. I have good days, bad days, and really, really bad … Read moreDepression: You Don’t Have to Walk Alone

The Weinstein Plague in America

If you have paid any attention to social media or the news on television you would have seen the whole up roar against Harvey Weinstein. Numerous women in Hollywood, both in the United States and in Great Britain, have accused him sexual harassment and sexual assault. (For more information, check out this recent article published … Read moreThe Weinstein Plague in America

The Stigma Around the Dark Side of Mental Health

Today I want to talk about something important, but is often discussed in a negative way. It’s something people who do not experience it often don’t understand. Those who do experience it are often put down, harassed, and bullied. I want to talk about self-harm. Like all mental health issues, self-harm is a stigma that … Read moreThe Stigma Around the Dark Side of Mental Health

Fairy Tales and such…

Fairy tales and myths fascinate me, as I know they do many writers. These stories after all, are often our first segue into the world of fantasy, lore, and legend. They are also our link to ancestors and even the archetypes buried in our psyche. Jung was of course, famously fascinated by them. Fairy tales … Read moreFairy Tales and such…

Grieving a Lost Parent: My Journey of Grief after my Mother’s Death

I was browsing on Twitter last night, and I came across someone who just lost their mother in June. She was searching for a support group to help her cope with her loss. I offered her my support, but it really got me thinking about what it was like to grieve for the loss of … Read moreGrieving a Lost Parent: My Journey of Grief after my Mother’s Death

Change…

A tree in my yard, recently uprooted in some of the season’s storms. On inspection at its roots, was a large underground boulder. Though the tree looked strong and secure, hidden at its core was the element of its destruction. The boulder itself did not topple the tree however. The miniscule movement of the surrounding … Read moreChange…

The Depression Arch: 1 Dangerous Ride

Something that came up during a conversation on Twitter really made me stop and think…do people who suffer with chronic depression ever truly experience stabilization in their moods? A stabilization that lasts longer than a couple days, weeks, months? Maybe a year or two? It varies with different people because everyone is different. No one … Read moreThe Depression Arch: 1 Dangerous Ride