I made the mistake of reading the comments in a Buzzfeed article that touched on mental illness in the form of an eating disorder. Mental illness takes many shapes and forms, and eating disorders are (sometimes) one of the most visible. While some of the comments were supportive and uplifting, the amount of ignorant people who … More Not My Choice
Dear Health Insurance Provider, Firstly, I would like to say thank you. Thank you for finally agreeing to cover my psychologist appointments, and for finally removing the absurd limitations and allowing me to see my psychologist more than 6 times a year. Secondly, how dare you. When I was truly struggling with “the crazy” you seemed … More An Open Letter to: My Health Insurance Provider
When I was 20 I withdrew from college. I had a mental breakdown and my parents and I decided that I was not “healthy” enough to be in school. My parents moved me out of my off-campus house and brought me home where the only things on my agenda (and the only things that would … More I Feel like a Bad Magician
I’ve debated publicly writing about my own experiences with “the crazy” for years. I knew it was something I wanted and needed to do, but I was so afraid of the judgement and misunderstanding that typically follows mental health issues. Now that some of my old issues, my demons, have started to creep back into … More Why am I Telling You This?
One of the worst parts about being a former cutter, or other self-harmer, is the evidence left behind; the scars. While some of them can be played off as accidental injuries, others are painfully obvious and can be extremely embarrassing when recognized. I have three scars (well, one is five scars but they occurred at … More White Lines
Crazy has been a hurtful way to label someone suffering from mental illness. I’m joining the fight to take back the word and share my experiences. … More I Have the Crazy