My psychiatrist dumped me. Not that it wasn't for good reasons. I had missed too many appointments and it went against their policy. I get it. I had to be dropped. It doesn't mean that it doesn't suck though. I loved my psychiatrist. We had an amazing fit and we really connected. She truly cared … Continue reading My Psychiatrist Dumped Me. What’s Next?
** NOTE: This post is not meant to scare or deter you from having kids or trying to have children. I am Bipolar I and still chose to get pregnant 🙂 It's very possible and very doable, especially if you have a great team of doctors. These are just some ugly issues I've seen/dealt with … Continue reading Pregnancy and Mental Health: The Ugly Truth
"I just can't be friends with you anymore." This is what my childhood best friend said to me after my suicide attempt. Between all the feelings I was experiencing from this attempt, having my best friend basically shun me, hurt. At the time, I didn't understand what I had done wrong. Why wasn't she supportive? … Continue reading I lost a friend after my suicide attempt
You never really think that the time moves that quickly after a traumatic event in your life. I got a call that my beloved coworker and friend had died. I couldn't believe it- he was young and had just had a baby who was less than a year old. I didn't really comprehend how he … Continue reading It’s been 5 years since my friend committed suicide: An open letter
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 10 adults are affected by depression. Common behaviors of those with depression include withdrawal, anger, flat expression, and even suicidal thoughts. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) states that more than 40 million people in the U.S. struggle with anxiety disorders and can … Continue reading How To Understand Your Loved One’s Mental Health Struggles