Fully Reversing My (Claim to) Mental Illness?

Do these two Pinterest pins seem equivalent to you? I'm going to ignore for a moment the implication by a UK PTSD charity that PTSD is "fully reversible" with CBT and EMDR. I've tried both, and I'm still waiting for that reversal. (Of course, given how many unique traumas the 9th Circle of Hell as … Continue reading Fully Reversing My (Claim to) Mental Illness?

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The Religious Wronged (a #metoo story)

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts talking about both the recent spate of sexual harassment/abuse allegations against Hollywood/political officials and how difficult the holidays can be for people with mental health challenges. I feel a little guilty that I’m fortunate enough to be able to opt out of half of the holiday problem. From … Continue reading The Religious Wronged (a #metoo story)

Where’s Whoopsie #5: Like Red Before The Bull$hi7 (Er, bull. Er, cow, as the case may be.)

I write anonymously. I write anonymously because I am aware of what the consequences could be at my work if everyone - including my boss who hates knowing any personal information about any employees - knew my inner thoughts and challenges. I write anonymously because my trauma history isn’t mine alone, and I don’t want … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #5: Like Red Before The Bull$hi7 (Er, bull. Er, cow, as the case may be.)

Hey Dysautonomia International: My anxiety is only “all in my head” because that’s where my brain is!

I had a dream last night that I was in high school again. That’s never a great start to any day, so I’ll blame that for the fact that I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. I’ll blame that, work, and all the usual hassles of my diagnoses, but I’ll … Continue reading Hey Dysautonomia International: My anxiety is only “all in my head” because that’s where my brain is!