This past January I became my own mental health advocate. The research, journaling, mood tracking and seeking out assistance to help me become a better individual has come pretty easy. Everyday is a new challenge, but somehow manage to conquer it minute by minute. I gained the courage to seek accomodations for classes this semester, … Continue reading My Pdoc let me down..
Love Deceit is by far my favorite poem by Big Rube, a well known artist, and spoken word poet in the hip hop community. His deep baratone voice, metaphorically rich sentencing/wordplay, and passionate delivery makes you feel his emotion in each and every word... The poem expresses the anguish and deception … Continue reading Love Deceit is a masterpiece.
* To skip my insight scroll down until you reach the dashed lines for the list * "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of staph because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics(webmd.com)." Metaphorically speaking, mental illness and … Continue reading MRSA, Mental Health, & 10 words of advice you should avoid giving to someone reaching out for help.
I used to long for the times I thought my mother was showing me unconditional love and joy during my pre-puberty years. She was my bestfriend, sharing her drama to my juvenile ears. She was my sidekick, picking me up early from elementary school whenever I pleased and treating us to facials, mani/pedis, and juicy … Continue reading Why don’t you love me?
This post is dedicated to my amazing boyfriend. Enjoy! Gave my psychiatrist the boot then put it back on to kick my therapist to the curb... No hard feeling over here but I no longer need your meds or your words... Sorta found a new way to self medicate... My love is my drug, & … Continue reading Self-medicating love.
Happiness, according to Psychology Today, "is more than simply a positive mood. It is a state that encompasses living a good life with a sense of well-being and deep satisfaction." Happiness is consistent & is simply not obtained by bouncing from one "feel good" thing to another. Hypomania, on the other hand, is what I … Continue reading Recognizing the difference: Am I happy or hypomanic?
I walked into class today excited to start our new course. Psych nursing. This course is what I live for since mental illness effects me personally. I have done countless amounts of research on the subject, different illnesses, coping strategies, etc. I knew this course would be a cakewalk. What I didn't … Continue reading Oh the irony! Oh the ignorance!
The grieving process starts with denial, and ends with acceptance. The process is pretty much the same for all types of loss. From the death of a loved one, to the end of a dream career, grief takes place using the following 5 stages (indentified by psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross) : denial, anger, bargaining, depression & lastly … Continue reading The final stage-Acceptance
December of 2015 I was diagnosed with Histrionic personality disorder(HPD) at a 30 day addiction treatment center, and really didn't understand how the symptoms correlated with me(commom amongst cluster b personality disorders). During a one on one weekly session, the treatment center's psychologist started explaining Histrionic Personality Disorder to me. He followed his explanation up … Continue reading Denial vs Self Awareness