mental illness

Walking the Borderline to Self-Mastery: The Beginning and the Role of the MVP

“She could do so much better if she would only apply herself.” That, in a sentence, is the story of my childhood. The issue was, I was applying myself. To all the things that wouldn’t serve me in the end. See, I applied myself to being all things to all people. All. The. Time. So… Read More »Walking the Borderline to Self-Mastery: The Beginning and the Role of the MVP

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One More Day, One More Pill

I just swallowed three more pills. One mood stabilizer, one atypical anti-psychotic used as a sleep aid, and one anti-seizure medication also used for preventing chronic migraines. The last one I take morning and night. That one only started a month ago. A month before that, I added an anti-depressant to the mix. I also… Read More »One More Day, One More Pill

Lifting the Clouds: The Effects of Medication in Mental Illness

I feel like doing again. It’s probably the meds. Mental disorders can kill motivation. Not just kill. Murder with extreme prejudice. Before Abilify, I can’t remember the last time I played guitar for me. That for me? That’s critical. Until last week, the thought of picking up a guitar brought the pain of a thousand… Read More »Lifting the Clouds: The Effects of Medication in Mental Illness

Mental Health Awareness: Is Villainizing Self-diagnosis Entirely A Good Idea?

Yesterday, I got into the trenches and cover some heavy stuff.  Life is heavy sometimes, and nothing we do will change the reality that it will, on occasion, beat us down, then kick us while we’re on the ground.  In fact, just a quick Google on “frequency of mental illness in the US” and you’ll… Read More »Mental Health Awareness: Is Villainizing Self-diagnosis Entirely A Good Idea?