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

Depression and Mental Health · Healing and Awareness · Something Real

Lean On Me

So I had an epiphany over the weekend while coming home after being surrounded by people like me at a conference over the weekend.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkUNR3jP13w We were singing Lean On Me in the car, and I realized….while pushing the words out of my mouth, that um, it’s totally okay to not be only absorbing… Continue reading Lean On Me