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I wanted to write about the therapy session I had yesterday but a piece of news had shocked me so much last night that I feel it pertinent to address. The mental health community has been rocked by the news that Amy Bleuel, the founder of Project Semicolon, has passed away from suicide. She had […]

Much Needed Update

I know I’ve disappeared from here for a while. I didn’t want to but everything was too overwhelming to handle. I’m glad that 2016 is about to end. It’d been quite an awful year for me.  Although extremely challenging, I’d definitely grown a lot as a person. I’d like to believe that I’m much stronger […]

Difficult Weekend

It’s been a difficult weekend but I’m still here. I promised my group that I would be back next week despite the difficult thing I shared with them during group on Friday. I had initially been silent – I kept quiet for the first hour of the 1 1/2 hour session. I didn’t want to […]

Psychologists Are Humans Too

I find it ironic that therapists/psychologists are so very calm, collected, and seem to have their life so perfectly balanced when you see them in their office – their comfort zone. However, once outside of that space, they are just like all of us with insecurities, fears, dreams, hopes, and such. Sometimes, it’s easy to […]

People Care

“I want to die” 4 words I posted on Facebook that gained almost immediate attention from one of my coworkers and an old friend whom I’ve not seen in 5 years. It was touching. In that moment when I posted it, I had meant it. I did want to die. I was overwhelmed and exhausted. […]

Exhaustion

I was supposed to come home and study/finish my homework or assignments. Guess what I did instead? I browsed through Amazon for things that I shouldn’t be buying and wasted all the precious time on that. It’s like I have an unconscious desire to fail in school. It also seems like with the self-harm, I […]