https://open.spotify.com/episode/2iDlZ4FqhISUuBR1YE1Uqv?si=786x8v5oSA6RFfMDjcriVA If you know me, you know how much my mom means to me. The way she handled my mental illness is why I'm standing here today. Please consider giving this a listen if you or a loved one has been going through it. This would be great for parents looking for guidance!
Before I get started, however, I want to dedicate this post to someone I've never met before but who has nevertheless changed my life forever. I want to honor the memory of Lee MacMillan, a "van life" social media influencer whose travel vlogs I've watched for years. She actually ended up moving to Santa Barbara, … Continue reading mental health awareness month challenge
I want to be honest -- right now I feel lost. I know that being in recovery isn't a straight line upward, that there are dips and curves along the way. I know that life isn't always easy. I just didn't expect to feel this sense of sadness and confusion again this year, a year … Continue reading feeling lost
If you or anyone you know is struggling, help is available. Speak with a (free) counselor today. National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Writing this feels like I'm standing before an emotional fire squad, waiting to hear the first shot that will bring me to my knees and shove the air from my lungs. Waiting to … Continue reading on suicide
This topic is tricky. I hope it sounds intriguing, because being hospitalized for mental illness definitely led to some of the most bizarre and most interesting experiences of my life. It’s hard to talk about though. For one, obviously the events that led me to the hospital — once in California and once in Mississippi … Continue reading what I learned from my time in the psych ward
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