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Jael’s voice – Things Eeyore Taught Us

What the hell was wrong with him?!  He was such a pessimist!  Many times his large blue presence plodded through my life,  basically telling me to get over it.  “Life’s not fair” don’t ya know?  I nicknamed him Eeyore. He worried a lot.   “Don’t trust no son of a bitch”.  “You can always come [...]

By | 2018-01-17T15:09:16+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sarah Smith – Cut -Trigger Warning – Self Harm

Trigger Warning: Cutting, self-harm. “I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel. I focus on the pain, the only thing that’s real.” I cut today. Part of it felt freeing, a release of pressure like punching a hole in a potato before you microwave it. I hadn’t cut in a really long time. [...]

By | 2018-01-15T10:32:09+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

It’s just the grocery store

It's just the grocery store. I don't know why I can't go there. It's not something I want to hide from. I need to get food, feed myself. I don't know why I am so afraid, so anxious, to go there. I tell myself all I have to do is get in the car. All [...]

By | 2018-01-06T02:28:49+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Heidi Sullivan-Inyama – Goodbye Paranoia – Hello Sanity

Goodbye Paranoia - Hello Sanity Have you thought everyone was out to get you? People were always talking behind your back? Someone was conspiring against you? Everyone was lying? A shadow was constantly following you around? Well, maybe to a certain extent some of that was true, but you never knew for sure. On the [...]

By | 2018-01-04T00:50:45+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Sarah Fader – I was Afraid of My Anger

For many years I was afraid to be angry; truly angry. I knew I wouldn't lose control because I am not someone who does that. But I was terrified that I would be shunned or rejected for expressing feelings of anger or rage. It's not that I didn't want to express them, I did, I [...]

By | 2018-01-01T16:54:18+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scott Kennedy

I am happy that my father is dead. I am happy that my family is dead. They’re dead and they can’t hurt me anymore. I don’t miss them, even now during the holiday season, I really don’t miss them. Call me a monster, tell me that I am a horrible person for saying such things, [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:07:43+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Cutting Out Toxic People Including Family

There may be people in your life who do not understand that you have a mental illness. Well, let's rephrase that: they might not know how to relate to you because they can't conceptualize what mental illness is, and how it impacts your life. These folks can include your family members, which makes matters more [...]

By | 2017-12-31T15:33:01+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

I Didn’t Know it Was PTSD- I thought it was BPD

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a disorder in which the person relives a traumatic event. Complex PTSD is a psychological disorder that is linked to repetitive, prolonged traumatic incidents. The trauma involves harm and/or abandonment by a caregiver, such as a parent or family member, or an interpersonal relationship that has an unbalanced power dynamic. People [...]

By | 2017-12-28T21:06:13+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments