I Have A “Debilitating Psychiatric Disorder”

I have a debilitating psychiatric disorder. A "serious illness" that dramatically impacts my life and the lives of those around me. But sometimes I have a hard time with this fact. How am I supposed to fight the stigma of mental illness when I can't accept the reality and legitimacy of my own disorder? My brain … Continue reading I Have A “Debilitating Psychiatric Disorder”

Feeling Like an Island, Surrounded by a Support System

I have tons of amazing people who love and support me.  I also recognize that there are millions of people going through similar things as me at the exact same time as me. I am in absolutely no means alone. So it seems ridiculous to feel this way. But I do. I feel totally and completely … Continue reading Feeling Like an Island, Surrounded by a Support System

Getting Ready for the Loony Bin: A Brief Guide

As I prepare to go to the Loony Bin in approximately 4 days, 15 hours, and 21 minutes (not that I'm counting), I've put together a list of the steps I am taking to prepare for this little adventure. Step 1: Resign yourself to the fact that you are, indeed, spending an entire summer locked away … Continue reading Getting Ready for the Loony Bin: A Brief Guide