Being an EMT is difficult both mentally and physically add multiple diagnosis to the mix (Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety + Panic, PTSD, OCD, and ADD) and things can get even more difficult to handle, it is important to have coping skills in order to handle it. If I had not been on my medications for five … Continue reading Being an EMT with Mental Illness: what it’s like
There is such a negative stigma attached to mental illness. This is caused by the majority of people not knowing enough actual facts about mental illness. Many people believe the misconceptions they hear and don't do the research, the vast majority of people are falsely judging a disorder they know nothing about. Many people suffering … Continue reading #EndTheStigma
Being a 25 year old unmarried mother to a beautiful, strong, smart 3 year old daughter has so much judgement attached. Nothing about being a young mom is easy, especially when you look even younger than your age (people tell me I look anywhere from 14-17 on a daily basis. Then add mental illnesses to … Continue reading Mental Illness and Becoming a Parent. Will it make or break you?
If self harm was for attention we'd do it in-front of your face. We wouldn't lock ourselves in our rooms and bathrooms or cover it with long sleeves. Do it places no one would think to look, look so ashamed when you ask to see it. We wouldn't be so socially aware of ourselves, be … Continue reading Let’s Talk Self-harm
Not many people truly know much about eating disorders and how dangerous they are, it is not so easy to understand without going through it. The only thing that will help is to educate people close to you on the disease and things they can and not say to you. Everyone is triggered differently so … Continue reading What A lot of People don’t know about Eating Disorders