“I want to write a novel about silence, he said; the things people don’t say.”Virginia Woolf
Welcome to a blog of authenticity…
This blog is dedicated to breaking the stigma of mental health, thru art and truth. It means speaking authentically about the challenges that mental health and addiction bring, but also the benefits that they bring. It means speaking of the ups and downs, the dirty and nitty gritty of ,not only the illnesses, but also of society. The writings cover experiences of mental health assessments, handfuls of medications, false diagnoses, psych ward visits, group therapy sessions,individual therapy sessions and endless amounts of stigma from society; it also covers how the world sees those challenges. This is not only the writer’s story, but countless of others as well.
Despite the challenges - there is hope, both for those who struggle and for how the world interacts with those who struggle.
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LATEST BLOG POSTS
- Racing…Winding…SpinningMy name is —- and I am an alcoholic who suffers from Bipolar Disorder II. I also suffer from extreme racing thoughts- both good and bad. So, what are racing thoughts? Well, one online dictionary says that they are, “a series of uncontrollable thoughts that switch rapidly between ideas…”. Another definition says they are, “consistent,Continue reading “Racing…Winding…Spinning”
- Is there such a thing as perfect?Like ducks in a row, or even Russian chocolates in a row… perfect seems to be something the world strives for. I stare at those little faces on the candy- exactly the same, perfectly created, folded the same and placed in a, somewhat, perfect line. Why can’t I be perfect like that? Then… I realizeContinue reading “Is there such a thing as perfect?”
- What’s the big deal? It’s just a shower!A shower. Water pouring over us, in order to remain clean for society, and ourselves. It takes walking into the bathroom, undressing, turning the water on, waiting till it’s the right temp, making sure there is a clean towel nearby and clean clothes. It then takes stepping into the bathtub/shower, grabbing the body wash, shampoo,Continue reading “What’s the big deal? It’s just a shower!”
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Who is the writer?
At this point in time, the writer’s identity will remain anonymous. Although they remain anonymous- the facts do not. See, they struggle with bipolar, addiction, trauma, and anxiety. They have been personally ridiculed and stigmatized for their challenges. But, despite the hurt, they are becoming educated; they are a hard worker for a non- profit that continually gives back and they have extensive goals. But, the first and foremost goal- is to simply survive each day.