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What it’s like.

I often wish there was a way for other people to understand what it’s like to live with a life altering mental illness. Every time I meet another person I am doing my best to lock up any and all personality traits that will seem too invasive, too upsetting, too frightening.  I measure every word […]

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Forward Momentum

  I laughed pretty hard when I saw this meme, but mostly because it was uncomfortably truthful.  I have been a bitch. The last six months have been brutal on my already damaged social life.  My feelings of helplessness and seething anger were further rritated by the unavoidable truth that there is no place around […]

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Just WRITE About It.

Dear Gerri, We know you like to think you are always in complete control, but let’s face it, you are definitely not in control. You want to be the best version of yourself at all times, but this is simply not possible. That would be perfection and even you, working at your very best, cannot […]

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This time it will be different

I have notebooks all over the house filled with writing. Frustrated thoughts, helpful ideas, paranoid delusions all share the space of the unedited manifestations of my mind. I am filled with an unease when I review these entries. I don’t remember the certainty with which I wrote about ideas that don’t seem like my own. […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

This morning I received notices for what sound like two really fun events happening in our town on Saturday night. One is dinner, dance and celebration of the winter carnival. It’s a week of mostly outdoor events that encourage participation, trying new things, social time and some much needed outdoor time in what is truly […]