Dopamine Queen Mental Health Merch Shop Open

I've been wanting to do this for a while and I am so happy to share it with you. Please check it out: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/dopamine-queen And let me know what you think. -DQ

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I Am A Really Good Mom, Bipolar and Parenting

I contemplated titles for this article for a long time. I'm Bipolar and a Really Good MomI'm a Really Good Mom and I'm BipolarBut, no, I'm just a really good mom. Period. Bipolar has so little and so much to do with my parenting skills. If anything, having bipolar has made me more sympathetic and… Continue reading I Am A Really Good Mom, Bipolar and Parenting

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

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

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

The Best Children’s Books About Anxiety

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