Suicide Prevention: Why “Just Reach Out” Isn’t Good Enough

Suicide Prevention: Why “Just Reach Out” Isn’t Good Enough

Are typical suicide prevention campaigns helpful... or misleading?

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

“13 Reasons Why” is one of the most talked-about shows within the mental health community. This season, we’re breaking down each episode to see how the show’s coverage of mental health issues has evolved. -The Mighty   Recently, I had the opportunity to watch the latest season of 13 Reasons Why & write a few summaries/reviews. If [...]

The Dark Side of Social Media

The Dark Side of Social Media

TW: This post discusses self-harm and suicide in relation to the internet & social media. I refrained from including images, but if the written content itself could be triggering to you, please do not continue to read the post beyond the resources listed. I have included 2 suicide prevention resources immediately below: Related Resources: National [...]

3 Assumptions Mental Health Providers Should NOT Make

3 Assumptions Mental Health Providers Should NOT Make

From my experience and what I've heard, providers make assumptions too frequently which end up being false and getting in the way of proper treatment. What are some of these assumptions? I've listed 3, but there are certainly many more!     One: All patients with a condition LOOK a certain way.   Last summer, [...]

[Guest Blog] Life After My First Bipolar Episode

[Guest Blog] Life After My First Bipolar Episode

Today, I feel normal… so normal that I might just cry. To someone who has no personal ties to a mood disorder, this statement may seem odd, even bizarre. Why would someone be so emotional about feeling just “okay”?   Thank you Charlotte Underwood so much for letting me write a guest blog post for [...]

Revolutions & Mania

Revolutions & Mania

  In a full-blown manic state, I felt this overwhelming sense of urgency, one which was related to helping others, specifically those with mental illnesses and suicidal ideation. As someone who has experienced debilitating bipolar disorder symptoms, including obsessive thoughts of a suicidal nature, I felt strongly empathetic to those who have gone and continue [...]