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.
" You can't control the wind, you can only adjust your sails" One of the hardest concepts to come to terms with for me was the fact that - although I did not have control of my circumstances - I had control of my actions and the decisions I made in life; no matter what [...]
Sometimes I feel like the universe secretly hides special moments in our lives and watches with baited breath to see if we are opening our hearts to others around us; it knows that if we open our hearts, these scenes will reveal themselves and make an impact so grand it reminds us of what [...]
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.
Anxiety takes me to the Pit of Sorrows. A view on what Anxiety feels like for me.
It's official! I have a Masters of Arts in Psychology! These past two years have been an absolute dream come true. A dream I never thought I would get to experience. It has taken a lot of hard work, tears, and setbacks to reach this milestone, but I've learned that that is precisely how [...]
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.
Depression causes unwanted waves in a peaceful ocean, but the waves will settle eventually and smooth out the rocky shore ahead.