It’s Too Hard To Get Help

In the moments I was at my worst; suicidal, depressed, scary manic; it was much too difficult to get the help that I needed. I would spend hours searching for doctors. Step one, overcome stigma and admit that you need help. Because that's not hard enough. Step two, insurance. If you have it gather all… Continue reading It’s Too Hard To Get Help

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The Dungarees of Brains

My brainjust isn't the sameas someNot tameless desirableless numbI feel extra feels and sometimes noneMy neurocircuits have less elasticity than abc gum.My moods are colorsbrighter and more intense than the sunAnd if we aren't all carefulyou will see more than onein less than ten minutesshould be funEverything is rigid and stiff and decisive If you… Continue reading The Dungarees of Brains

How to Talk to a Child About Their Parent’s Depression

When a parent has depression it can be very confusing for a young child. My children wondered if it was their fault, if they had done something wrong. When they understood it wasn't them and they had no effect on my emotions, they were still very confused and left wondering what was going on. I… Continue reading How to Talk to a Child About Their Parent’s Depression

Unpopular Opinion: Self Harm Is Self Care

Hear me out. Cutting is self harm but it's not the only form. Drinking is self harm. Drugs are self harm. Cigarettes are self harm. Not wearing a seat belt is self harm. Biting the skin off your lips and around your nail beds. Having unprotected sex. Dating in 2019 is self harm. Plucking your… Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: Self Harm Is Self Care

Mental Health Awareness Month Swag

For Mental Health Awareness Month I attended a few conferences and local meetings and events. Each event had some really great awareness apparel and novelty items that I loved! I never knew this stuff even existed. Check out some of the awesome stuff I scored and catch my any where representing mental health all year… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month Swag

Art Therapy – Dopamine Queen Style – Free Coloring Pages

I love art therapy. Particularly my crayola mint condition 120 ultimate pack crayon coloring therapy. I wanted to share some of my favorite pages with all of you in case you are also into color art therapy. I've also included some links at the bottom for more even better therapy coloring pages. Enjoy! For When… Continue reading Art Therapy – Dopamine Queen Style – Free Coloring Pages

Kids Can Have Depression and Another Children’s Book List

Think the stigma is bad for adults? What about kids? I imagine people whispering behind my son and I at the psychologist office, “WTF did she do to that child? Poor parenting, millennials, it's no wonder with her out at appointments in those sweatpants.” (I went too hard on myself. I can wear sweatpants anytime;… Continue reading Kids Can Have Depression and Another Children’s Book List