Posts tagged with mental-health

  1. Can you still have breakdowns on antidepressants?

    2018-12-30 04:15:42 UTC

    Originally written on December 18th, 2018.  If a breakdown was a person, my first breakdown on antidepressants was greeted like an old friend who showed up unannounced on a really bad day to bring me a casserole and some wine. I know that sounds so fucking strange but anyone who…

  2. Pause

    2018-12-24 16:26:00 UTC

    I deactivated my Instagram today and I feel stupid for feeling different about it because it’s a damn phone app and it shouldn’t feel like I just took off a heavy oversize sweater that was causing me to sweat and suffocate under its weight but it does.  A few weeks…

  3. It’s okay to not know what to say

    2018-12-21 18:45:27 UTC

    photo description: Zoe in Dad’s cowboy boots; a close up of Zoe holding a comb from the 1980’s that says ‘Brenda’.  I’ve been thinking about this a lot: how we feel the need to fill uncomfortable silence with chatter or how we are constantly searching for the right thing to…

  4. Inner Strength: thoughts on our discomforts

    2018-12-07 04:34:11 UTC

    New York, New York (2018). Tonight as I wind down, I ask myself how does one find the strength to handle all that life throws at them during both the periods of silence and noise? I find myself struggling so often between a version of myself that is good and…

  5. Friday Nights In

    2018-12-01 07:19:57 UTC

    It’s okay to hang in on a Friday if you’re not feeling it. Take a moment.  Antidepressants, anti anxiety, mood stabilizers and all the medications that keep us strong and healthy, therapy, acupuncture, self care, writing, meditation, and I’d even go as far as crystals and tarot cards, at least…

  6. I’ve been here before…

    2018-12-01 00:48:00 UTC

    Under the neon lights… I went to L.A last September for a trip I remember feeling a lot of confusion over. It was my first time renting a car as I had just turned 25 in July but it was almost like the more freedom I had or allowed myself…

  7. Holiday Hiding

    2018-11-26 00:00:49 UTC

    Sisters, 2018. for an upcoming series. Vintage Gunne Sax w/ FILA attire from Urban Outfitters. You’re not a grinch. The holidays have a way of triggering our depression & anxieties which results in moments where we finding ourselves seeking isolation, hiding away while our family and friends soak in the

  8. Needing November’s Nostalgia

    2018-11-20 22:35:00 UTC

    You like that alliteration? I did too. Normally nostalgia feels crippling, an ache in one’s soul for a time that is no longer here. This nostalgia feels like a revisit, something familiar like the onset of an old emotion or memory that will keep me warm in the months to…

  9. 1 month.

    2018-09-27 02:42:05 UTC

    When I got the diagnosis, my first thought was to flee the country. You know, fake-my-death-go-to-Cuba-that’s-my-only-option type thing. I do that a lot in moments like these, moments that call on an extreme reaction from myself. One time in high school, I seriously considered driving to Canada after a friend…

  10. I’d put some money on forever

    2018-09-09 21:43:00 UTC

    It’s everywhere now.  It’s been around, it’s been a problem but it’s getting a bit more sinister and a bit more unpredictable. While we keep mourning the losses, we have not examine or helped the cause and the root of it all: our kids and our loved ones (and maybe…

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