There's no knock-knock joke here. Orange is the most common awareness ribbon color for ADHD Awareness Month. ADHD Awareness Month being in October is about the only 'awareness' anything that I can ever remain even vaguely aware of. Because there are entirely too many awareness months - and colors, and ribbons! - and my brain … Continue reading Orange You Glad I Reminded You?
*Knock knock* "Who's there" "Hashtag" "#who?" "#whoknewTwitterwasoccassionallyuseful? Not me, at least not until today..." I do not take the full - or even the half - advantage of social media that a blogger is supposed to, so I can't actually add my contribution to the #AbledsAreWeird Twitterstorm on Twitter itself. I can say I have … Continue reading Improv #15: Twitterpated
PTSD sucks. I have previously written 48 posts to this effect. (But who's counting?) Today is National PTSD Awareness Day. I'm still generally too overwhelmed in my ability to cope from ongoing 9th Circle of Hell trauma and PTSD symptoms - oh the irony! - to muster up my usual witty commentary on my awareness of … Continue reading My PTSD Awareness: Currently Subject to Mental Health Austerity Policies
Assessment (noun): the act of assessing; appraisal; evaluation Also known as a determination of what a bunch of asses meant. Psychiatrists have fifteen minutes with their patients, so it's already a reasonable assumption that they base the majority of their assessments of patients on immediate impressions, stereotypes and whatever was current when they graduated medical … Continue reading Trust and Mental Health Treatment (Part 3): What the Asses Meant
There is an inherent contradiction that I have noticed in a lot of workbooks, apps, and other tools for mental and/or physical health. The tools themselves require a tremendous amount of attention to detail, dedication and memory for recording precise events at precise times. If those things were intuitive for me, I wouldn't need those … Continue reading Apps that Ad(h)d Up
What can I say? It's been a bit of a $h177y week. Trauma guilt (see comments on that post if you want to hear about the new turd that dropped this week) is a dirty job. Dirty jobs call for Dirty Jobs. I've been watching a lot of reality t.v. this week because that's where … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #11/Improv #7: Potty Mouth
Huh. Dysautonomia, ADHD, and mental health share an awareness month! (Mental Health Awareness Week this year was October 1-7. Oops. I guess I missed that one!) It’s a pity that migraines get June for their awareness month. I was this close to only having to remember one month on this blog. That would have been … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #4: I’m Aware that I’m Rarely Aware