“It’s Ok to Not Be Ok” Pre-Sale!!!

Click the image below to buy!!! “It’s Ok to Not Be Ok” is available for pre-sale NOW for $19.99 at https://highrisk1.square.site!!! Every book ordered through this link from now until August 30th will be autographed by me! This is an absolute dream come true, and I cannot express how thankful I am for all of the … Continue reading “It’s Ok to Not Be Ok” Pre-Sale!!!

Breakdown Dead Ahead

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3PlOax4eZX4DmN3Ge4cd8J?si=TGne7Zf1RMGgIrg-9I00uQ October 2018 Hello everyone! I've decided I want to start publishing my podcasts with Worth Living Mental Health on my blog. I cohost this podcast with Worth Living founder Keith Anderson, and I've found it's a great way to reach people using a medium other than writing. I'm starting with our very first podcast … Continue reading Breakdown Dead Ahead

Misdiagnosed With Depression: Panic Attacks Part 2

November 2016 I am one month into my antidepressants when my psychiatrist tells me she has not seen any improvement in my “condition.” She doubles my dose of Prozac to 40mg, which, by the way, induces a hell of a lot of serotonin into one little tiny depressed body. I glare at her. I’m pissed … Continue reading Misdiagnosed With Depression: Panic Attacks Part 2

Hallucinations

A hallucination is a false sensory perception that is created by the mind and not actually experienced. Contrary to popular believe, a hallucination does not have to be some outrageous and obvious phenomenon. In fact, what makes a hallucination a hallucination is that it is not obvious at all, not to the person hallucinating. It … Continue reading Hallucinations

My Meds Make Me Fat: A Personal Account

I recently wrote a scientific-ish post about whether or not psychiatric medications cause weight gain (check it out here: https://highrisk1.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/my-meds-make-me-fat-a-mostly-empirical-account/). Now I want to share my personal struggle with weight gain, and how I figured out what I need to do to have a healthy and happy body AND brain. A happy post! Somewhat of … Continue reading My Meds Make Me Fat: A Personal Account

’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’