This was what led me to become my best self.
I am volunteering for NAMI (national alliance on mental illness) in Hillsborough county. FL. Help end the stigma with me! I am standing up for mental health awareness here in Florida. I will be publicly speaking, it’s worth the stage fright (lol) and I will talk to legislators. Even the smallest contribution will help. Mental
I haven’t been doing that much. I colored my hair green again, not on impulse, I just love my hair green. Anyways, I think I need to go to therapy or something. I’m sick and tired of these medications. They’re only a bandage. I’m beginning to really understand that I need to put in the
It has most definitely been too long since I’ve written anything, let alone had the energy or drive to do so. That’s the thing about fighting the major depression when I least expect it, when there wasn’t a trigger. I think. It could have honestly been a number of mundane things. I have been in
I am a stubborn “artist”. I have always enjoyed art. I even went to college for Photography and Graphic Design immediately after high school. I love what I create, but I’ve never thought about trying to sell anything until recently. Mainly because I have always felt pushed to keep it to myself and go in a
I would really love to work with an organization as a writer to further help the cause. I want to do this for life. There are non profit organizations that can and will help rehabilitate individuals who desperately need help when they can’t afford it. I am lucky I have help and support. I want
I am truly thankful for everyone in my life, and everything that I have gone through which has led me to be the person I am today. It has never been easy to live with a mental illness, but I know how to do it now. Somewhat comfortably. We need to end the stigma toward
I would like to help people understand what mental illness does to those who suffer. First of all, it is not a walk in the park. It is not something we can just change at the snap of a finger. We hold jobs we cannot keep, leaving gaps in employment, making it difficult to move
This is heavy and personal. I think I’m just having one of those days but here it is. Today when I woke up I thought a lot about my life. When I Say that, I really mean it. I had a full-blown existential crisis. I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing anymore. This
Being manic is so intense. It’s not as fun as you think, allow me to explain. Restless nights, Racing thoughts, grandiose, over the top behavior and ideas , the I am on top of the world superhero feeling that really just sucks you dry. I know it’s not here forever, but it is irritating for
Bipolar Disorder is tough. However, I believe it makes us stronger. Never, ever give up. Life is hard enough as it is and we are warriors. Just a thought.
stig·ma /ˈstiɡmə/ noun 1. a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. “the stigma of having gone to prison will always be with me” synonyms: shame, disgrace, dishonor; stain, taint, blot, blot on one’s escutcheon, blemish, brand, mark, slur; literarysmirch “the stigma of bankruptcy” Why do humans and animals find it necessary to evaluate those around them? It is an
I am such a movie buff! I love dramas, horror movies, comedies, art films you name it. Some of my favorite directors include David Fincher, Stanley Kubrick, Lars Von Trier, Darren Aronofsky, Gus Van Sant, Wes Anderson, The Coen Brothers, and many more. Check out some of their movies, you won’t be disappointed. The