Happy Talkative Tuesday, blogisphere friends! In the world of mental health and mental illness there seem to be so many negative stigmas, misconceptions, and sometimes just lack of awareness. It has changed drastically over the years, but there’s still so much more work to go. Today I wanted to discuss a few of the misconceptions.
Today’s post I am drawing some inspiration from one of Ashley, aka Mental Health @ Home‘s post, which you can find here. In this post, she discusses the line between pessimism and realism. She defines optimism, pessimism, and realism; which made me think about where I fall in this lineup.
Hello everyone, and welcome to Therapeutic Thursday! I know I’ve shared my story of grief a few different times and in different ways between my blog and The Bipolar Writer Blog, but today I wanted to give an update on grief, how I’ve been dealing with and managing my grief, as well as talk about the Twitter sensation “the ball in the box.”
I’ve finally come up with a nice catchy hashtag for my Thursday posts: #TherapeuticThursdays. Today for therapeutic Thursday, I wanted to write my past self a letter. I want to share all of the things I wish I could tell my past self, things that I think maybe some people today might need to hear. So, here we go.
Recently, thanks to a friend of mine, I have discovered the world of Mental Health Facebook Groups. I hadn’t previously known that these existed- though I am not super adventurous on Facebook either, I guess. But, this lead to my thinking about social media in general and the effects it can have on mental health.
Sometimes I feel the need to put my brave face on 24/7. Between struggling with my mental health, my PMDD, and grieving, my brave face has started faltering. Six months is a long time to stay strong. But even though I am struggling, it is okay to have those struggles.