on self care

I've been so dissociated recently but today I feel like I might be coming out of the fog. Here are things I'm doing to try and get a bit of relief from the dissociation: Take a warm, long shower. What does the water feel like when it hits certain parts of your body? How are … Continue reading on self care

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Re-imagining dissociation

Dissociating has been a major part of how I cope with anxiety. It's talked about like it's a super unhealthy way of coping, that it will negatively affect your relationships and could develop into a full blown dissociative disorder. I'm trying to get away from language like this. It pathologizes me when I'm simply grasping … Continue reading Re-imagining dissociation

What if we could hold our experiences of mental illness as proof of living, like certifications and awards included on our resume?

Today I had the privilege of participating in my dear friend's thesis project about mental health in university. She interviewed me and we talked for an hour and a half about my experiences. At the end we discussed the complex feelings that come with disclosures like this one. I'm used to disclosing my mental illness … Continue reading What if we could hold our experiences of mental illness as proof of living, like certifications and awards included on our resume?