Recently, I created a video for #KeepTalkingMH on Rebecca Lombardo's YouTube channel. Check my video out! Also, make sure to check out the others! https://youtu.be/lpVnBS4keE0 Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate!
“For me, depression can take on various forms. One version is just feeling INCREDIBLY EMPTY, like a shell of my former self. I am stripped of; passion for anything, ability to function, my personality, ability to smile and laugh, love for life… everything. Another version is an agitated, anxious depression. I have difficulty sleeping and [...]
Blaming gun violence in America on mental illness is not the answer, but go off. A majority of tweets I came across yesterday in the aftermath of yet another (actually 2) mass shootings this past week have been blaming mental illness. Here is the issue with that... I haven't seen anyone with an ACTUAL [...]
Imagine if a detective arrived at a crime scene, labeled the crime a murder, then announced that their job was done. That's not a complete job! The "what" (i.e. murder) is NOT enough information. The job is far from over; in fact, the case is just beginning! What was the weapon? Who caused this [...]
I'm not going to sugar coat it: advocacy has its downs. Lately, I've seen an excessive amount of negativity and hate towards mental health advocates on social media, which made me think about the ways that I'm impacted myself. Here goes: #1: Being an advocate is not a "job"... it becomes an identity. This can [...]