May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, May has been deemed Mental Health Month. It’s a time to spread the word that mental wellness is not only something everyone should care about, but a time to raise awareness, share stories, celebrate recovery and fight stigma. Mental wellness is...
Anorexia Nervosa: Symptoms and Ways to Help

Anorexia Nervosa: Symptoms and Ways to Help

There is a lot of demand on people in today’s culture, especially young women, to have the “ideal body,” which requires being relatively thin. Growing up I experienced these social pressures for thinness in order to fit in. In my teen years, I...
“The Spoon Theory” Lens on Mental Health

“The Spoon Theory” Lens on Mental Health

A few years ago, I was scrolling through my social media feed when I came across spoon theory. Intrigued, I read through the post and thought immediately, “That explains me!” As a neurodivergent disabled individual, I would often find myself frustrated as to why going...
Understanding Passive Suicidal Ideation

Understanding Passive Suicidal Ideation

When I was about 11 years old, I would daydream about running away, leaving everything behind and essentially disappearing. At the time, I perceived it as a way to effectively disengage from reality and create an inner world that felt safer and more manageable. Over...