Blog Index

General Mental Illness Blogs

– Unlovable: Why Put My Life Out There for the World to See?

  • Republished on YouShare on 8/8/16.
  • Republished on Bipolar Life on 9/13/16. (Site no longer exists)

– Self-Awareness and Avoidance: Accepting the Realization That I Carry the Sins of Others on My Back

– I am NOT Disposable! : A Rant from the Easily Discarded

– Broken but NOT Done

– Hopeful

– Putting up Walls

  • Republished on The Mighty on 10/6/16.
  • Republished via The Mighty on Help Minds Heal on 10/7/16. (Site no longer exists)

– Removing Toxins

– A Long Overdue Letter to Myself

  • Republished on Bipolar Life on 9/26/16. (Site no longer exists)
  • Republished on The Mighty on 10/13/16.
  • Republished via The Mighty on Help Minds Heal on 10/14/16. (Site no longer exists)
  • Republished on SelfGrowth on 10/17/16.

– The Importance of Speaking Out about Mental Illness

  • Republished on EmpowHER on 10/15/16.
  • Republished on The Mighty on 10/18/16.
  • Republished via The Mighty at Help Minds Heal on 10/19/16. (Site no longer exists)

– The Mental Illness Epidemic

  • Republished on SelfGrowth on 10/17/16.
  • Republished on The Mighty on 10/25/16.
  • Republished via The Mighty at Help Minds Heal on 10/26/16. (Site no longer exists)
  • Republished via The Mighty at The Inner Battle on 11/13/16.

– What It Is Like To Live With The Stigma of Mental Illness & Why We Need To Fight It

– Why I Prefer My Thanksgiving Alone

– Holding Onto My Past

– Responding to Voices from My Past

– The Meltdown

– A Realistic Way To Look At Mental Illness

– The Harsh Reality of Mental Illness: The Darkness that Exists in the Light

– Life Happens..

– Are We To Blame For Our Depression?

– Living on the Corner of Functionality and Falling Apart

– “..Must Be Nice..”

– Resolving Trauma Doesn’t Cure Mental Illness

– An Honest Dialogue About the Realities of Mental Illness

– We Should Not Be Afraid To Embrace Our Happiness

– Why I Write Part II: Looking Back Over Two Years of Mental Health Writing & Advocacy

A Trip to the E.R.: Physical Vs. Mental Ailments

– If Only They Understood…

– Minimizing Our Illness Only Hurts Ourselves

– Changing My Perspective On My Mental Illness Saved My Life

– Please Give Mental Illness The Same Respect You Would Give Other Illnesses

– How I Spent My World Mental Health Awareness Day

– Sorry Not Sorry: My Mental Well-Being is a Priority

– Talking About Mental Illness Is Not A Plea For Attention

Diagnosis-Specific Mental Illness Blogs

– Checking Doors: Explaining How Anxiety Rules my Life

– The Loneliness of Depression

– Stranger at my Window. PTSD at my Door

– The Blah Days of Depression

  • Republished on The Mighty on 10/31/16.
  • Republished via The Mighty on Help Minds Heal on 10/31/16. (Site no longer exists)
  • Republished on To Save A Life on 11/1/16.
  • Republished on Daily American News on 11/1/16. (Site no longer exists)
  • Republished on Your Tango on 12/1/16.
  • Republished on Clear Mind Group on 11/7/16.
  • Republished on HowTipz on 11/19/16.
  • Republished on Great Minds on 10/4/18.

– The Downward Spiral of Depression

– Please Bear With Me When It Comes To Emotions- My Brain Just Doesn’t Work Correctly

– Today was a Good Day

– Even I Don’t Understand My Anxiety

– The Isolation of Depression

– The Depression Dialogue: The Reality of What I Hear in My Head

– …So Tired Of Being Judged For My Depression

– Anxiety and Insecurity Go Hand in Hand

– Depression is NOT Caused by Circumstances or Lack of Effort.

– Christmas – Not Always the Most Wonderful Time of the Year When You Suffer from Depression

– Trying to Help Others Understand Anxiety

– A Day in the Life with Depression

– What it is Like When PTSD Gives You Flashbacks of Abuse

– Anxiety & Jumping to Conclusions

– Anxiety is Often Completely Irrational

– An Average Day Living with Depression and Anxiety

– Having A Positive Mindset Will Not Cure Depression

– I Have Depression.. But I am Happy..

– The Spiraling Cycle of Depression & Loneliness

– The Depression Chart – Helping Others Understand Depression

– Riding Out the Storm

– Having a Family Isn’t Exhausting – My Depression Is

Mental Wellness Blogs

– The Purrfect Medicine: Separating The Myths From The Truth About Having An Emotional Support Animal

– Logged In: Video Games & Mental Illness

– When You’re Struggling With Mental Illness, A Good Therapist Can Make All The Difference

– Art Therapy For Depression

External Mental Illness Blogs

– How Writing My Story Saved Me From Suicide

– Inspirational Advocate: B.L. Acker – Surviving Depression No Longer Was a Enough For Me. I Wanted to Live and Flourish

– Victory is Mine! Fighting for & Winning Coverage is Possible!

– Fear of the Unknown – Wedding Planning Anxiety

– 7 Things Considered ‘Lazy’ That Are Really Self-Care

Why Tess Holliday Was Right About Abusive Relationships and Responsibility

Technical Mental Health Blogs

– Depression & Genetics

– Fighting for My Mental Health: Battling My Insurance Company for Coverage

– The Meds Crash..: What Happens When Your Insurance Company Won’t Cover the Medications Needed for Your Mental Health

– The New York State Appeals Process: Apparently Not Everyone Who The State Certifies To Prescribe Medication Is Considered ‘Educated Enough’ To Defend Their Patients’ Prescriptions During An Appeal

– Explaining My Aphantasia

– A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words When Words are All You’ve Got – Living with Aphantasia

Blogs about Family

– Mother Dearest: Trying to Look at My Mother through Adult Eyes

– Dysfunction Breeds Dysfunction: Different Roads, Same Destination: The Devastation of Losing My Daughter

– Opening a Big Can of Worms: Talking to My Children About My Mental Illness

– The Shooting

– To the Mother I Never Knew..

Blogs about Relationships

– A Break Up Letter to My Ex: Healing Through Saying Goodbye

– …Perhaps Another Time: Explaining the Obstacles of Maintaining Friendships when Suffering from Mental Illness

– It Was the Best of Times. It Was the Worst of Times: A Tale of a Dysfunctional Relationship

– Happy Nightmares: The Horror of Dreaming about Those who Hurt Me

– Some Day My Prince Will Come? The Quest for Love When Mentally Ill

–  I’m Allowed to Say you Hurt Me..

– Mourning Ghosts & Fairy Tales

– A Plea from My Mentally Ill Heart

  • Republished on The Mighty on 11/7/16.
  • Republished on Your Tango on 11/22/16.
  • Republished via The Mighty on Help Minds Heal on 11/7/16. (Site no longer exists)

– The Evolution from Dysfunctional to Healthy Love

– Love Come Full Circle

– Finding Love Within My Mentally Ill Heart

– Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Relationship when You’re Mentally Ill?

– Allowing Love and Happiness Into My Life

– Some People Just Don’t Get It..

– Why Removing Toxic People From Your Life Is An Act Of Self-Love & Self-Care

– Love.. When You Both Have A Mental Illness

Blogs about Suicide

** Possible Trigger Warning **

– Suicidal Ideation: Hello Old Friend: Talking about Those Persistent Thoughts of Wanting to Give Up

– Suicide Prevention Month Through the Eyes of Someone Who has been Suicidal

– Irrational Survivors Guilt

– Honoring the One that Got Away

– Depression Kills

– Cutting Free

– If I Were Gone… : When Suicidal Ideation Takes You to Dark Places

– Fighting Suicide From A New Perspective

– Suicide Without Dying

– Something To Think About Before You Consider Killing Yourself..

– When People Talk About Celebrity Suicides..

– Four Days on Suicide Watch

– The Truth About Depression and Suicide

Blogs about Abuse

** Possible Trigger Warning **

– How Sexual Abuse Changed Me

– Learning to Love Yourself More: Identifying and Overcoming the Toxicity of a Narcissist

– Lies My Narcissist Told

– To the Last Person Who Abused Me..

– When the Levy Breaks

– Stunted by Abuse

– To the Last Person Who Abused Me..

– I’m Sorry But It Doesn’t Work That Way…

In the News

When You Lose A Baby

Coronavirus Has Become The Great Equalizer For The Mentally Ill

Stop Blaming Mental Illness For The Abhorrent Behavior Of Anti-Maskers

More than Just a Faceless Number in the Pandemic

– When Tragedy Hits the Slippery Slope: Mental Health & Gun Control

– Why, As Someone Who Speaks Out About Mental Illness, Donald Trump Scares Me

– Stop Blaming the Entire Mental Health Community Whenever a Senseless Tragedy Happens

– The Double Standard of Mental Health Support

– In Remembrance of 9/11

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