When You can't win for losing

When You Can’t Win For Losing

The past year has been an extremely trying time for me. Despite accomplishing some great things and strengthening many friendships, I’ve been teetering on the edge of a complete breakdown, but trying to hide it. This past Friday is the day that I finally broke. This will be a long story, but I hope that Read More

Internalized Stigma- Showing Up and Showing Out

Internalized Stigma: Showing Up and Showing Out

I talk a lot about working to end the stigma around mental illness regarding the general public, but I never thought about addressing the internalized stigma that many diagnosed with a mental illness struggle with. I actually never even made the connection until recently. For months I’ve been depressed, but at a level where I Read More

Why Are You Single- Well, You See, Ummmm

Why Are You Single? Well, You See, Ummmm

For all my advocating to end the stigma around mental illness, it’s extremely hard to incorporate this stance in my dating life. I’m very open about it when it comes to meeting new acquaintances and talking online. But, I hold back when it comes to vetting a romantic partner. I feel like a hypocrite, but Read More

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Coping With the Winter/Holiday Blues

This time of year is difficult for many people, for a variety of different reasons. Whether it be because of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), bad memories, being disconnected from family, or a whole host of other reasons. This time of year isn’t exactly “jolly” for all. So I’ve decided to put together a little list Read More

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The First Step Is Always the Hardest

I was recently a guest on The Classick Team-Up podcast and we discussed self-care and a common misconception of it being all bubble baths and spa days. I explored that self-care is often painful because doing what you need isn’t always easy or comfortable. Little did I know that the time following recording this podcast I Read More

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It’s Written In the Sky

I’m currently going through a really depressive episode, as typically happens in the fall, and after talking to a friend who is also clinically depressed, I decided to write a post about chronic depression and suicidal ideation. It ties in with words of encouragement, that although come from a genuinely good place, can often make Read More

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Social Media As A Coping Mechanism In Times of Tragedy

Social media has steadily become a huge part of our daily lives, for almost all generations of people. Through social media we allow people; friends, family, complete strangers, a look into our worlds and we, in turn, have access to theirs. We come together over our love or disdain of tv shows, movies, pop culture, Read More

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Don’t Knock It Til You Try It

The past few weeks have been increasingly stressful for me. I could feel the waves of depression continuously washing over me and then remaining like pools of stagnant water. I reached a point early this week where I knew I wasn’t going to make it much longer in this state, but I just couldn’t afford Read More

It's Ok To Be Disappointed

It’s Okay To Be Disappointed

How many have you gotten your hopes up for something you really wanted, only to have it slip from your fingertips? Plenty, right? Now think of when you went to a friend and expressed how upset you were about it. How often you’ve been told to “cheer up” or “it could be worse” or “don’t Read More

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Please, Please, Please, Stop Beating Our Children

Today social media was ablaze after a Facebook Live video of a mother beating her 16-year-old daughter went viral. Comment sections were flooded with people cosigning the mother’s behavior and advocating for more of today’s youth to get the same treatment. Let me just say this loud and clear, “Stop Abusing Our Kids.” I use the Read More