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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