Depression · Difficult Decisions · Mental Illness · Seeking Help

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Recently I watched the movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story. For those of you who have not seen this movie, it is about a clinically depressed teenage boy named Craig, who checks himself into the psychiatric ward of a hospital after contemplating suicide. There were quite a few things I learned from this movie: People think… Continue reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Depression · Difficult Decisions · Mental Health · Mental Illness · School · Stigma · Stigmatization

Taking time off…Is it showing weakness??

Since when did needing to step away from everything for a while show weakness…Or does it? When you come from an old school family, taking time off, stepping away from a situation or anything that involves time to think and reflect meant that you were doing one of two things…giving up or just being lazy.… Continue reading Taking time off…Is it showing weakness??

Failure · Loss · Mental Health · Mental Illness · Seeking Help · Self Harm · Stressful Situations · The Future · Uncategorized

Tidal Wave

“Sometimes the person you’d take a bullet for is the one standing behind the trigger” I’m not sure where I’m going with this post. Coincidentally, much like my life lately. I’m not sure where things are heading. It’s not just one feeling, it’s a million feelings coming at me like a tidal wave. I’ve been […]

Depression · Difficult Decisions · Failure · Finding Myself · Loss · Mental Illness · Seeking Help · Self Harm · Speaking Up · Stress · Stressful Situations

Roller Coaster

Sometimes it feels like I’m on a roller coaster that doesn’t stop, a series of ups and downs. As soon as things look up there’s always a 5ft drop. The year after high school ended and going into college, I started becoming super close with my friend and her family who lived in my hometown,… Continue reading Roller Coaster

Depression · Mental Illness · Self Harm · Stressful Situations · Suicide

Where it all started

*Trigger warning* I’ll start with some boring background information on how it all started. My childhood was for the most part normal, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at a young age which made my childhood a little bit different but not much. I didn’t let my disease define me. My parents fought and eventually… Continue reading Where it all started