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
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
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
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
LA, my 7 year old, has anxiety. It's awful to watch. Someone so small, my little baby, experiencing pure terror over tiny things. Completely unable to to attend the school that he loves because of awkward experiences on the bus and the one final straw that turned me into a home school mom. Help Your… Continue reading The Best Children’s Books About Anxiety
Did you know the Dopamine royal family doesn't stop at the queen? That's right, there are two princes and one princess of dopamine as well. My kids are young, 8, 6 and 6 months. I knew early on I would have to talk to them about my bipolar disorder. It wasn't until my oldest was… Continue reading Children’s Books Explaining Bipolar Disorder – Bipolar Parents Need To See This
Two years ago I started volunteering as a crisis counselor. 15 years after starting my journey, I was talking people off the ledge I had made a home of. The higher ups sent out links to videos and PDF files regularly to arm us with the best weapons to fight people fighting themselves. The most… Continue reading Do You Have Any Good Self-Harm Alternatives?