Journey Along with Me, Mental Health Warrior

Journey Along with Me, Mental Health Warrior

Since opening up publicly about my own mental health journey, many others have messaged me (some publicly i.e. tweets, others privately) about their own struggles, symptoms, and feelings of isolation. Most of these people are ones which I have never met in real life- the online mental health community is such a cool thing! Others [...]

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 [...]

What is Postpartum Depression?

What is Postpartum Depression?

https://twitter.com/chrissyteigen/status/1005113074968289280 https://twitter.com/chrissyteigen/status/1005115927333965825   I recently came across these tweets on postpartum depression by Chrissy Teigen. She spoke out about this before, but recent news on suicidality and depression has brought it back to the spotlight. With this in mind, I decided to make an infographic to address the key points of what PPD actually is... [...]

The Modern Workplace Bully

The Modern Workplace Bully

Classic Bullying Scenario: A scrawny boy with oversized "nerdy" glasses is sitting alone on the outskirts of the playground. The bulky, intimidating bully figure spots this weakling, this easy target, and heads over. With clenched, threatening fists, the bully towers over his victim and threatens to assault him if he doesn't give up the lunch [...]

20 Bull$h*t Phrases We “Crazy” People are Sick of…

20 Bull$h*t Phrases We “Crazy” People are Sick of…

At UNC, I took a Rethink Psychiatric Illness training on mental illnesses and how stigma impacts those with mental health conditions. When I went through the training, I honestly didn't see what the big deal was with some of the phrases they stated should be off limits. What... no one should use the terms "crazy" [...]