Growing up, I honestly couldn't stand when a grown adult would throw around a random mental illness when getting frustrated with their kids. For example, my mother-in-law often told my husband that he needed to be on medication because "you're probably bipolar". In doing this repeatedly, she formed a stigma in his mind that turned … Continue reading Chip Away the Stigma
The other day, an article came up on social media regarding the views Christians have on mental illnesses. A friend of mine, who is a non-believer, interpreted it as "if you're Christian, you're supposed to rely solely on your faith and the Lord and not seek worldly help". She then asked me what I thought, … Continue reading Faith and Mental Illness
Growing up, the main focus was always "graduate high school, go to college". I fought every obstacle thrown my way, and I graduated high school. I decided to take a year off before going to college, because of how topsy turvy my life was those last two years. But then I never went. Here I … Continue reading What Am I Doing?
I'm coming up on my fourth cycle since I stopped taking birth control! This is exciting for me, because the further away from that day I get, the more I feel like I'm returning to who I used to be four years ago. Four months out, and I'm starting to notice a pattern in my … Continue reading Life After the Pill, Pt. 4
Do you ever feel like you crave affection so much that you need it to survive, like water? I feel this in phases. Sometimes, I'm fine. Other times, I practically need an IV of affection, constantly flowing through me so I can't wander off. That's one of my personal struggles with borderline personality disorder; if … Continue reading Love Me, Need Me, Hold Me