It Hurts So Much… But I’ll Keep Breathing

It's so difficult finding the healthy balance between self-reflection, distraction, and daily responsibilities. We can't ignore the nightmares that haunt our minds. We can't heal without confronting the monsters that have taken residence in our heads — no different from how closing our eyes tightly won't make a broken leg mend on its own. We … Continue reading It Hurts So Much… But I’ll Keep Breathing

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STOP Comparing: Recovery Isn’t A Competition

You'd think that those who have walked the agonizing path we're walking through would be the ones that would gaze at our monsters without judgment — that they would understand how diverse and complex mental illness can be. And, oftentimes, they do — overall, the mental health community is an extraordinarily supportive and compassionate environment. … Continue reading STOP Comparing: Recovery Isn’t A Competition

Recovery Sucks. But Stick With It.

You know what? Recovery sucks. It's a confusing mess of stumbles and setbacks — no more graceful than an infant attempting their first steps. The movement can be as frustratingly slow as a small snail and curved like a slithering snake. And, despite our good intentions and best efforts, we’ll make mistakes... and sometimes our … Continue reading Recovery Sucks. But Stick With It.

Speaking out… Shouldn’t Take Away Our Privacy

Speaking out. What exactly does this entail? What must we do and how? Aside from acknowledging our mental illnesses, a crucial element in the treatment process is openly speaking to others about what we are going through. In addition to creating a support system, it dwindles some of the control that these unwanted roommates have … Continue reading Speaking out… Shouldn’t Take Away Our Privacy