Shadow work is the process of working with our shadow selves or the dark or unknown side of ourselves. Coined by psychiatrist Carl Jung, our shadow self is the parts of ourselves we suppress or ignore. Shadow work is doing the inner work to heal from past trauma. Doing shadow work helps us understand every […]Read More What is Shadow Work?
Living with bipolar disorder is the equivalent of being on a never-ending rollercoaster ride. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by extreme ups and downs or highs and lows. The highs are known as mania and the lows are known as depression. Various emotions make up the mood swings. These mood swings are also […]Read More What I Want Others to Know About Bipolar Disorder
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’d know that I’ve had multiple suicide attempts this year. Shit got dark quickly. Two of these attempts were just a few days apart and the third one was a few weeks later. Even after my hospitalization, I wasn’t ok. Most days I felt stuck and […]Read More Recovering From A Suicide Attempt
I’ve been on psychiatric medication for my mental health since I was 11. While it hasn’t always been a pleasant experience, the meds I take now have helped me transform my life. I often see a lot of negativity surrounding taking medicine for your mental health and it’s almost always because of the side effects. […]Read More Psychiatric Medication Saved my Life
Peeking around at the room full of patients, I couldn’t believe my mother had dragged me to this place, again. After checking in, we waited to be called back. Finally, the elderly white woman came out and called my name. I was 11-years-old with more attitude than I could handle. Not only did I not […]Read More Let’s Chat Mental Health – Therapy Is Ok