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”

Therapy

Therapy has been so instrumental in how I’ve come to understand who and why I am — in fact, I almost titled this blog “What I Learned In Therapy”, because that’s most of what’s here. However, if you don’t know where to begin, starting therapy can be really daunting. How do you even find aContinue reading “Therapy”

Introduction

Hey there, I’m Erica. I gave you a brief introduction to me in the About page, but if you’re interested, here’s more of my story. As a child, I was very quiet and reserved. I always had my nose in a book, and as long as I was able to read, I was content. IContinue reading “Introduction”

A Summary of PTSD

Content warning: emotional abuse, sexual assault/rape, mentions of self-harm. This isn’t going to be too in-depth as I intend to write more on the subject, but I wanted to go over some facts about PTSD, dispel some common myths I hear, and explain some things from a personal side of the matter. What Is PTSD?Continue reading “A Summary of PTSD”