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.
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.
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.
Life is a time in which we have the opportunity to learn about ourselves. I know for me, I learned the most about myself when I was struggling. However, it took patience, mistakes, and professional guidance for me to understand my faults and turn them into life lessons. With my Anxiety, Depression, and OCD, there [...]
*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 [...]