Yeah, I'm constantlyTryna fight somethin' that my eyes can't see My mind and meWe don't get along sometimesAnd it gets hard to breatheBut I wouldn't change my lifeAnd all of the crashin' and burnin' and breakin', I know nowIf somebody sees me like this, then they won't feel alone now My Mind & Me (lyrics) [...]
Applying to School Psych Master’s/Specialist Programs?
Hello! If you found this page, it might be due to an interest in School Psychology or psychology graduate programs. This is my advice as someone who applied to master's/specialist programs. I know that I struggled to find relevant information when I was applying, so I am trying to create a helpful resource for others. [...]
Exploring Mental Health Careers
For some fields, there are so many resources related to building up one's application, becoming a competitive applicant, and thriving in one's studies & career (e.g., pre-med track). For other fields, such as School Psychology, those resources just are not there. It can be difficult to find helpful advice. With that in mind, I'll start [...]
I have bipolar disorder. Now what?
What advice do you have for those who are newly diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder? Whew. What a question. Bipolar Disorder is complex, overwhelming, draining, painful, and all-consuming. So, where do you even start? Well, below are a few simple pieces of advice to help out! 1. Block out all the noise. There [...]
BLM: Mental Health & Educational Resources List
I have seen many lists in response to recent events in the U.S. Some highlight accounts/voices, to amplify Black voices. Others share mental health resources for the Black community. Lists also share educational tools (books, movies, shows, podcasts) to help educate people on topics related to racism. Below, I have gathered several of the lists [...]
COVID-19 & Bipolar Disorder
Important things to remember: 1. Routine matters! I know it can feel like Earth is on pause. However, having some sort of routine is necessary. Get sleep; eat regularly. I know: easier said than done! However, irregular sleep can trigger episodes! 2. Remember your treatment, whether that is meds, therapy, healthy lifestyle (e.g, exercise), [...]
20 Ways to De-Stress
Feeling tense? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Irritated? Frustrated? Angry? Constantly tired? Having difficulty sleeping? Having stomach distress? Headaches? You may be experiencing emotional, psychological, and physical signs of stress. Stress is not something to simply brush off, even if being overworked and chronically stressed out has become normalized. Stress can lead to the [...]
Last month, I was really excited to come across mental health-related trending hashtags on Twitter! When I saw #DepressionFeelsLike trending, I decided to tweet about it as well. I was surprised by just how many people resonated with the tweets! https://twitter.com/CalculatingMind/status/1203127763185651713 https://twitter.com/CalculatingMind/status/1203136020641964033 In fact, my tweet was even the core of [...]