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Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! 💗 I want to include a trigger warning in today's post. There will be topics including eating disorders and suicidal ideations. Today I wanted to share a video from 2015 to remind everyone to always be kind, you never know what someone is going through. I additionally want to share [...]
Having a mental health diagnosis can feel as though two very different sides of you are at a constant battle; two sides of a magnet that refuse to touch. I have the side of me that is motivated, chipper, eager to walk out the door and take the world for a spin. The side that [...]
We are a force to be reckoned with, even if it doesn’t feel that way now.
For those who do not know or are new to my page, I work as a Peer Advocate at a 7-day residential mental health respite in New York City. Respite is a safe space for those with mental illness who need support and/or a break from a stressful environment. I have the honor of meeting [...]
From that moment, as I make my way through this fast past world, I can not help but feel closer to the strangers around me. I feel a comradery and kinship that connects us.
As a peer advocate, I learn just as much from the patients as they learn from me. The lessons of "Chapters" really spiked my interest.
*TRIGGER WARNING: The topic of suicide is mentioned in this post.* Imagining your future is such a strange phenomenon. Throughout your life, you will imagine many versions of yourself. Many jobs, many houses, and many names for your future children. Life is full of planning for what is yet to come. However, there are many [...]
A couple months back I saw this quote online from nOCD. It really hit home and was the perfect reminder that there is no reason to fear my anxiety. In the past, the moment I felt the tingle of anxiety was the moment I would quickly try to shove it away. If the anxiety did not go [...]
"We can't go over it. We can't go under it. Oh no! We've got to go through it!" - Michael Rosen, We're Going On A Bear Hunt. Do you remember the children's book called Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen? It shares the journey of siblings going through the wilderness to hunt a bear. They come across obstacles such [...]