Vincent Leao- The Shame of Hyper-Sexuality

Shame is a stronger, more-lasting emotion than love or grief. It’s can stain one’s soul in shades that never lighten or fade with time. Sex is so often the earliest lesson plan in shame. There are expectations and attitudes which are acceptable within contexts we learn through trial and error, standards to cleave to demonstrate [...]

By | 2018-07-03T08:40:09+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Dreaming of My Therapist But Not Stalking Her – Statia Manger

So, after I nearly took my own life back in 2011, it was only that point in my mental history that I really focused on being real with myself. I went through a lengthy outpatient program. I found a (nother) therapist. She was one of many. There have been so many therapists that have floated through [...]

By | 2018-06-29T08:35:37+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drowning – Budgie Bigelow

I’m drowning. I’m drowning and I’m terrified. The water is deep, dark, and cold. I’m so close to my house, but there’s nobody around to help me. I reach out, my white hand breaking the dark water, grasping for someone, anyone. But there’s no one. My hand falls, rippling the water as it goes back [...]

By | 2018-06-28T23:53:32+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elspeth Roake

Mental Illness and its Pain Pain is universal, varied, and subjective. An evolutionary deterrent and motivator, in some ways essential, in some ways utterly pointless. It can provide common ground, or be the most isolating of experiences. Everyone falls somewhere within its range. My pain came from depression. Not everyone experiences depression in this way; [...]

By | 2018-06-25T07:14:39+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Linla – Hello Bipolar

Saying Goodbye to My Blog, "Hello Bipolar Linla" The last thing I posted on my blog was on December 2nd, 2017. That post was titled, “It’s Been A While…” and in that post I wrote the following: “I am scared of the future because I have no clue what is going to come next. I [...]

By | 2018-06-24T15:32:30+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

3 Reasons Jesus isn’t An Anti-Depressant

Jesus isn’t an anti-depressant. There is some sort of misconception among Christians that faith and prayer to Jesus is some sort of cure-all for mental illness. Instead of viewing mental illness as a physiological illness, they treat it like a spiritual one that the mystic powers of Jesus alone can heal. Now, I’m not knocking [...]

By | 2018-06-21T23:41:44+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mary Burgess

The Trees Have Leaves ​ The first time a person with vision problems puts on a pair of glasses, a common remark is “The trees have leaves!”  The light shining between separate and distinct leaves, even the translucent green with thin veins. The viewer is capable of seeing a delicate image of beauty, where before [...]

By | 2018-06-23T00:00:49+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder|0 Comments