Before I went to a psychiatrist or a therapist, I wholeheartedly believed that my behaviors and thoughts were normal. I always thought "I wonder how other people deal with this" or "Why doesn't it seem like other people are focused on the same things as me?" I can assure you that the PTSD diagnosis did… Continue reading PTSD Symptom Spotlight: Hypervigilance
I guess one day I decided to stop caring what other people thought. I wish I could pinpoint the exact day so I could celebrate it with each passing year but I can't exactly remember. I insisted that I would no longer let the media, my father, my boyfriend or my friends dictate how I… Continue reading Body Positive: I Stopped Caring What People Thought
I talk a lot about feeling like I am frozen in time. I feel like my emotions are sometimes that of an adolescent girl. Sure, I feel like I am an adult, there is no doubt about that. But, when it comes to feeling alone, abandoned and emotional, I feel like a young teenager. I… Continue reading Part 2: What would I say to my 14 year old self if I could?
I like to do giveaways featuring products that I would a) Use and b) That are helpful towards self care. Do you love diffusing essential oils? Or maybe you've never tried it and want to! How adorable is this essential oil diffuser from Oline Naturals? Absolutely love it. The second product I am giving away… Continue reading Holiday Giveaway: Enter To Win Before 12/21!
Sexual trauma can be a variety of things. Sexual trauma can occur when you are coerced into sexual relations with someone you know. Sexual trauma can be molestation from a family member at a young age. Sexual trauma can be when a stranger rapes you. Sexual trauma could be when you are fighting with your… Continue reading 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Sexual Trauma Survivors
"Don’t talk about it, pray about it." "You’re gonna pay to talk to somebody? Talk to me for free." "Put it in God's hands." "They don’t need to know all your business, you trying to open a case?!" These are some common responses I’ve heard in my field of mental health with minorities, specifically within… Continue reading “Put It In God’s Hands” Commentary From Working With The Black Community in Mental Health
Mental illness is viewed by a lot of people as a choice or that somehow we caused these conditions. A choice to be sad for attention, a choice to feel anxious so we don't have to go, a choice to not eat out of vanity, a choice to overthink memories or a choice to have… Continue reading Do You Think Mental Illness Is A Choice? Read This, PLUS A Screenshot
I have been in jobs where I feel like my creativity, my voice and my autonomy were been stifled. I have been in roles where I feel like I have "permission" to flourish and lead. I obviously prefer the latter. I am a High D High I (Disc Profiling Explained) and require a certain amount of… Continue reading 3 Signs Your Job Is Negatively Impacting Your Mental Health and Questions To Ask Yourself
I thought it would be a nice change of pace to answer some frequently asked questions surrounding mental health issues. Consider yourself TAGGED if you want to participate! I love learning from other's perspectives. 1. What is your Mental Health Issue? My mental health issues are PTSD, panic disorder and anxiety. I would throw in… Continue reading Mental Health Questionnaire Tag
Before you read through the next 7 statements, make sure you read my experience with the MeToo movement I have PTSD. I was not diagnosed until February 2018. I lived with these symptoms for the better part of 10 years. Sex is about the other person and their pleasure, only. When you have early sexual trauma,… Continue reading 7 Statements on Early Sexual Trauma & The Impact on Adult Relationships