’13 Reasons Why’ We Need to Continue the Mental Health Conversation

As promised, here is an old post of mine based off the Netflix TV show "13 Reasons Why." With the controversy surrounding the removal of the suicide scene from the show's first season, I think it is important to remember what the show is all about: acknowledging the existence of mental illness and its potentially … Continue reading ’13 Reasons Why’ We Need to Continue the Mental Health Conversation

The Abandonment of the Suicide Attempt Portrayal on ’13 Reasons Why’

I have to admit, I was quite undecided for a long time about whether or not I approved of Hannah Baker's suicide attempt being graphically depicted on "13 Reasons Why," a Netflix original based off the book written by Jay Asher. When I first heard about the release of the show, I was thrilled. Finally … Continue reading The Abandonment of the Suicide Attempt Portrayal on ’13 Reasons Why’

My Meds Make Me Fat: A (Mostly) Empirical Account

My meds make me fat. Well, fatter. I'm not clinically overweight. My BMI is still normal, my cholesterol is normal, I don't have diabetes or heart disease or any potentially detrimental health effects. No outward signs of being actually, significantly, problematically fat. But I feel fat. I look fat when I'm in front of a … Continue reading My Meds Make Me Fat: A (Mostly) Empirical Account

How It Feels to (Finally) Become an Author

Weird. It feels weird. Good weird, though. Excitingly weird. Exhileratingly weird. Successfully weird. Nervously weird. Abnormally weird. What-the-hell-am-I-doing-I-don't-know-but-I'm-ready-for-it weird. WEIRD. I'm in such a stable place and have been for such a long time (2 years let's GO) that when I read my old writing I hardly recognize it. I'm so thankful that those memories, … Continue reading How It Feels to (Finally) Become an Author

Misdiagnosed With Depression: A Circuitous Journey to Bipolar

October 2016 Today marks my first ever meeting with a psychiatrist. A good ole crazy people doctor for good ole crazy me. The psychiatrist turns out to be a sweet, bubbly, round-faced young woman who looks more like a favorite elementary school teacher than a psychiatrist, but in a good way. I like her immediately. … Continue reading Misdiagnosed With Depression: A Circuitous Journey to Bipolar