Depression and Mental Health · Something Real

School and C-PTSD

When I started this semester I knew that C/PTSD was something that counted as a disability that I could get help for on campus. I didn’t (still don’t) know exactly what the Disability Services Dept. could do to help, but I was going into specifically a non-emotional-labor intensive program in hopes to avoid the obvious… Continue reading School and C-PTSD

Depression and Mental Health · Healing and Awareness · Something Real

Imaginary Numbers

School has stepped on a lot more things than I thought it would. Depression has been really strong this week, things build. There’s a really steep social learning curve I wasn’t prepared for. I don’t know how school settings work – I didn’t know how to pass things forwards and backwards until the first week… Continue reading Imaginary Numbers

Depression and Mental Health · Healing and Awareness · Something Real

On Kindness and Transphobia [TW]

Someone from my past emailed me a few times this week. Claiming they were good listeners and wanted to have a relationship, “one soul to another”. They then sent two emails following that, The first, on valentine’s day,¬†defending my parents by saying they were merely¬†imperfect and I’m overreacting about the abuse I suffered at their… Continue reading On Kindness and Transphobia [TW]

Depression and Mental Health · Political Activism · Something Real

Expecto Patronum

I was talking to my therapist last night about the election and activism and something she poked at really struck me. It is important for activism to come from a place that isn’t fear. Fear and panic spreads like wildfire and runs everyone down. The longevity of the fight depends on us being able to… Continue reading Expecto Patronum