Running on Empty

This past Sunday  I was on my way to pick up my kids from their dad’s when I stopped to get gas, a mundane activity for most, but typically a stressful one for me–stressful due to my own procrastination. I rolled into the gas station as my dashboard informed me that I had ONE mile left to … More Running on Empty

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My Truth. My Life. Written by an Anonymous Guest Blogger

FEAR, perfection, anger, resentment, control, playing the victim, depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety…those words are what filled my life up until recently. I best describe it as mental slavery as I could not get out of my own head. I grew up in a great family, always had lots friends and was very social. But … More My Truth. My Life. Written by an Anonymous Guest Blogger

The Heavy and Unexpected Burden of Postpartum Depression written by an Anonymous Guest Blogger

Straight A’s, varsity high school athlete, full college scholarship, Master’s degree, avid volunteer, successful career, proud homeowner and Postpartum Depression…one of these things does not belong. Or so I thought… I was newly married when I had my first baby at the young age of 25. My sister had given birth about six weeks earlier … More The Heavy and Unexpected Burden of Postpartum Depression written by an Anonymous Guest Blogger

Why aren’t you going to therapy? (The myths and stigma of therapy)

I’m not crazy or suicidal. It’s not that bad.  But don’t you want it to be better? There are actually very few people who I know who I don’t think would benefit from therapy at some point in their life. Therapy doesn’t have to be only for those who are fighting severe mental illness, therapy … More Why aren’t you going to therapy? (The myths and stigma of therapy)

My Struggle

I vividly remember the first time I was diagnosed with depression. I was 21 and spending the summer at Ohio University working as a waitress at a diner and taking summer classes. I wasn’t sure what was wrong with me, but I knew something was off. I had been an overachiever my entire life and … More My Struggle

Behind a Name

Often when I scroll through pictures on my social media feed (including my own) I hear the song “Shiny Happy People” by R.E.M. playing in my head. Because, well, they are a bunch of pictures of shiny happy people holding hands (see above). The song is said to be written about a Chinese propaganda poster … More Behind a Name