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#MentalHealthMonday | My Short History of Being Medicated

I started taking anti-depressants again—and I’m terrified. See, I stopped taking my meds about three years ago. They weren’t really doing anything for me anymore, and, at the time, I felt like I didn’t even need them anymore. I’d just moved to New York City and I was actually, genuinely excited about my life for… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | My Short History of Being Medicated

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#Mental Health Monday | Being Depressed Online

This is a topic I’ve been thinking about for a long time. In fact, this post has been outlined for several months, and I’m only now sitting down to write it. It’s one thing to have an idea and another thing entirely to act on the assumption that other people might appreciate your idea as… Continue reading #Mental Health Monday | Being Depressed Online

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#Mental Health Monday | Pop Psychology Cures Need to Stop

Greetings, fellow bloggers and other humans! Today I’m bringing you another mental health discussion which will invariably turn into a rant. Please buckle your seat belts; it’s going to be a bumpy ride. The idea for this topic came to me a few weeks back. I made the grave mistake of scrolling my Facebook news… Continue reading #Mental Health Monday | Pop Psychology Cures Need to Stop

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#MentalHealthMonday | 5 Things on 5 Years

Welcome to another #MentalHealthMonday! Hopefully this one will be a little more on the positive end of the spectrum. This week I’m celebrating my 5 year anniversary of adulting!🎉 Five years ago, I moved out of my parents’ house and halfway across the country to set out on my own. The last five years have… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | 5 Things on 5 Years

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#MentalHealthMonday | how responsible are we for our mental health?

Responsibility is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately—and for pretty much the entire time I’ve struggled with depression. It’s something I waver back and forth on in my own journaling about my mental health, and something I’m sure a lot of us struggle with when it comes to our mental health. Several years… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | how responsible are we for our mental health?

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#MentalHealthMonday | (TW: Suicidal Thoughts)

Let me start off this post with a huge TRIGGER WARNING for suicidal thoughts. I debated writing this post at all. It is not my intent to cause anyone harm, to trigger underlying feelings, or to somehow validate the idea of taking one’s own life. If you are currently struggling with suicidal thoughts, please skip… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | (TW: Suicidal Thoughts)

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#MentalHealthMonday: on the ‘Oppression Olympics’

If you’re active in the diverse book community online, you may have noticed something referred to as “Oppression Olympics.” According to Wikipedia, Oppression Olympics “are a one-upmanship dynamic” wherein people argue about who is “more oppressed” based on identity politics and intersectionality. I’ve seen it happen when marginalized activists or writers call out a (usually… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday: on the ‘Oppression Olympics’

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#MentalHealthMonday: Let’s Talk About Seasonal Depression

I can’t speak for everyone, but my depression follows a pattern. It took me years to recognize that my depressive episodes occurred in a very specific format: appearing in the fall (roughly October to November) and disappearing in the spring (March or April). Of course, once I recognized the pattern, I started seeing it everywhere… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday: Let’s Talk About Seasonal Depression

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#Mental Health Monday: My Thoughts on 13 Reasons Why

When I realized that Netflix was making Jay Asher’s novel into a series, I was admittedly intrigued. I read the book back in 2014, and while it didn’t wow me, I enjoyed the story. It follows Clay Jensen, a 17-year-old struggling in the aftermath of his big crush, Hannah Baker, taking her own life. Clay… Continue reading #Mental Health Monday: My Thoughts on 13 Reasons Why

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#MentalHealthMonday: Common Misconceptions

Hello, and welcome to my very first ever #MentalHealthMonday! If you’ve been following my blog, you might notice that I talk a lot about mental health, and depression in particular. I’ve dealt with clinical depression on and off for about a decade now, both with and without meds and therapy. Over those years, I’ve encountered… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday: Common Misconceptions