So You Can’t Afford Therapy

This is written from an American’s perspective. If you live somewhere with universal healthcare, I’d love to hear your take on things. There’s no denying that starting therapy is a daunting task, and if you’re tight on cash or are one of the millions who lost health insurance this year, taking care of your mentalContinue reading “So You Can’t Afford Therapy”

How To Tell If Someone Is Good For Your Mental Health

Every guide to mental health will tout, “Talk to someone you trust,” which is really good advice — if you already have someone. But for those of us who were raised in unhealthy homes, have been abused or neglected by spouses and “friends”, or are generally unsure of how to go about knowing if aContinue reading “How To Tell If Someone Is Good For Your Mental Health”

Depression – Part 3

Part 1Part 2 Content Warning: descriptions of depression Depression is a doozy of disorder. It makes you feel heavy, like you’re moving through wet cement all the time. It sneaks in and puts on your voice, then says things that sound like you, so you believe them. It detaches you, and you feel like lifeContinue reading “Depression – Part 3”

A Note About Suicide

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal ideations, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: US: 800-273-8255UK Samaritans: 116 123EU: here is a link with country’s lifelines sorted alphabeticallyAustralia: 13 11 14 Content Warning: suicide, depression, domestic abuse September is Suicide Awareness month, so I thought now was as good of a timeContinue reading “A Note About Suicide”

Depression – Part 1

Content Warning: depression, suicide, Covid-19, general 2020 unpleasantness. Depression comes in many shapes and sizes, and all are equally valid. Just because one person’s depression only comes on during winter months doesn’t mean they suffer less than someone who has it year-round. I know one thing I struggle with is comparing scars — meaning: “IContinue reading “Depression – Part 1”