Tag: mental illness

  • Poetry – Minor bouts of mania

    minor bouts of mania fun guy get things done depressed sit in dark room give me whatever I want clean the house contact reach out talkative grocery store line love me they all love me bulldoze you all

  • Flash fiction – Old man

    Her old man died. She’d never forget that day. Coming into the house after canning peaches all day in the shed, and finding him laid out on the carpet, a halo of red surrounding his head. She’d known he had guns – had often felt safer and protected knowing they were within reach – but […]

  • Fellow Blogger Drama

    (If you enjoy personal drama posts, you’ll like this one lol. I’m not going to name the person or blog, as I don’t think that is necessary or constructive, but the whole set of circumstances hurt my feelings and disappointed me and I wanted to vent.) Ok, so I had this blogger friend. One that […]

  • Mental Illness – Personal or Societal Issue?

    Do you ever stop to wonder if the exploding rates of mental illness might signify that there isn’t a personal issue going on with many people, but instead, a societal or lifestyle issue? The pandemic has shown without a doubt that outside influences can make huge differences in collective mental health. The isolation, the fear […]

  • Struggling to Blog – Depression or something more?

    Lately I’ve really been struggling to blog. I don’t feel enthusiastic or motivated about it. I’m not sure if I’m feeling burnout or what is going on. Have you ever gone through this as a blogger? If so, what did you do? Did you force yourself to keep to your blogging schedule anyway and just […]

  • DEPRESSION CYCLE AGAIN

    Feeling majorly depressed and trying to cling to hope that it will end soon.

  • Stream of Consciousness Writing – Where Did I Go?

    Where did I go? I swear I was just right here, feeling fine, but now I look around and I’m nowhere to be seen. I guess I’ll have to break out the “lost self” posters and nail them to every tree on our block. If I’m found, I’m afraid there is no reward, but my […]

  • Transparent vs Whiny

    This morning I woke up thinking about my online reputation and what I would like it to be. When others read my poetry and personal blog posts (especially the ones having to do with mental illness, autism, or chronic pain/chronic illness) the things I strive to represent are honesty, openness, relatable vulnerability, realistic hope when […]

  • Dragging Myself through Christmas

    2 days until Christmas, and I don’t think I could feel less festive if I tried. I’m dragging myself through each day, not really wanting to get out of bed or do anything. I’ve tried to break the depressive funk by making myself go to a couple holiday events in the past week, but the […]

  • Life Update – Health, Exciting News!

    It’s been a minute since I just did a life update, so let’s take a minute to do so! I’ll break it up into categories for ease: Physical health – Thank God, the Topamax increase seems to have helped the migraines quite a bit. They aren’t gone entirely, but have been much better lately. Still […]