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My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ~ Susan Pease Banitt Facebook reminded me last week that it was four years to the day since my mental health coming out party. Or as I titled the event at the time my Taking Down My Christmas Tree Party. Because… Continue reading My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party

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Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing

The Days They Don’t Teach You Words For

(Image Credit) "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." ~ Dory, Finding Nemo Today is not a good day. Today I feel bad. Today hurts. I speak four and a half different languages but I still don't know a word to identify the way I feel today. I know that the clinical label is 'Depression' but… Continue reading The Days They Don’t Teach You Words For

Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing

I Cut Myself To Feel Better

(Warning: this post contains detailed discussion of self-harm.) "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." ~ William Shakespeare I decided to write this because almost everything that I've seen about self harm in the media and online discusses it as being almost exclusively an issue for young people, primarily teenagers.… Continue reading I Cut Myself To Feel Better