I have come to realize recently that my struggles with mental health are always going to be there. I can’t magically make my depression, anxiety, and PTSD disappear. I can’t magically change my brain into a neurotypical one. Read More I Am Never Getting Better and That’s OK
Greetings, Persephoneers. My deadline didn’t quite catch the amazing news last Friday that the US Supreme Court declared marriage equality to be the law of the land, but with the whole of the Internet exploding in rainbows and discussion, let’s move on to what’s next in the fight for LGBTQ equality:
Having lived with chronic fatigue syndrome for six years, and fibromyalgia for at least four years, I wish I could tell you that I’ve made peace with my illnesses. Though I’ve made progress in how I manage my symptoms, I still struggle with knowing that This will never go away.
One of the most despicable and manipulative commercials I have ever seen was one for an antidepressant. The ad showed all of the ways people around the depressed person were suffering because of the depressed person’s condition. One of the ads showed a dog picking up a ball, only to look disappointed when he didn’t get to play. The implication was that your depression breaks your dog’s heart. Read More Your Depression and Your Dog
Content Warning: Discussions of suicide, self harm, and mental illness.
I have made it another week. Read More Stigma
August 24th, 2013 marked the first day I went to work fully and wholly as myself. It has been 18 months since that fateful day. That day also marked the last time my parents saw me in person. Read More Life in Transition: 18 Months
Q: I need some advice for cleaning while dealing with depression. I can get myself to clean, but if I take any breaks, I can’t ever motivate myself to go back to cleaning. Read More Ask UfYH: Cleaning with Depression and a Deadline
If anything captivated ladyblogland this past week, it was Ferguson. Our PoC news captured a few articles yesterday. I’ve rounded up a few, plus some other articles of interest.