Sometimes it’s best that I don’t look at the traits or qualities of people that have bipolar disorder. I sometimes use it as a crutch or an explanation for some of my irrational actions or lack of motivation. But how do you tell when your actions ARE a direct result of your mental illness? BipolarContinue reading “Don’t Use Your Mental Illness as a Crutch”
Dealing with depression in every day life is hard enough but when certain unavoidable situations come up, you have to do your best not to give up on everything.
BEFORE anyone gets mad at my usage of the quotation marks, they are there because this is the term that I was told they prefer. I thought differently but, as you will find out from this post, I am wrong about a lot of things. In essence, it’s like some people of color wanting toContinue reading “What I Learned from the “Disabled” People on Twitter”
What many of you fail to realize is that this mess didn’t just START with George Floyd. Not even a month ago Ahmaud Arbery was shot for jogging (by racists that thought they had some sort of authority). Dude was jogging man. What’s worse is that there are SO many other men AND women onContinue reading “I Love My White Friends But This Has to be Said”
My Beautiful Teenager Although EVERYONE loves Kie, they only mainly see the lovable side of her. She is a beautiful little girl with a beautiful personality. She makes you smile and has an infectious laugh, but that’s not all there is to her. As stated many times, Kie has a moderate intellectual disability. She isContinue reading “Having a Child with an Intellectual Disability WHILE Dealing with Your Own Mental Illness”
There is so much I want to say here so this might be a bit lengthy. Unfortunately, Sky and her son got into an altercation (it’s what they do in that family due to a lot of trauma and mental illness). I feel some type of way about this subject due to the fact thatContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Sky on Black Ink Crew and How Her “Friends” Failed Her”
First, let’s discuss what triggers are from a mental health standpoint: A trigger is something that sets off a memory tape or flashback transporting the person back to the event of her/his original trauma. Triggers are very personal; different things trigger different people. The survivor may begin to avoid situations and stimuli that she/he thinksContinue reading “Knowing Your Triggers”
I’ve talked about mental illness many times in my blogs a lot because I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. I know that we have really been talking about it as a race because of some of the “crazy” things we’ve been seeing from celebrities. The biggest and first one that usually comesContinue reading “Bipolar and Black”