I'm a Twenty year old mental health advocate. My goal is to help diminish the stigma that surrounds mental health, I'm doing this by being open about my own mental health issues, and also by educating others on mental illnesses,With knowledge comes understanding, with understanding comes acceptance.
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Monthly Archives: December 2012
*Still Inpatient* This past year has been one of my hardest. I began the year depressed and within a week I had my first adult hospital stay due to mental health. I went through daily outpatient programs. I moved out … Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading
*Still Inpatient* I have written numours times about my eating issues. When I was younger I was plagued with Anorexia, and as the years went by for a few months I was going through Binge Eating Disorder. Recently I have … Continue reading
*Still Inpatient* The tree is lit, the decorations are hung and presents are wrapped, but sadly this year I am spending my Christmas here as in an inpatient here on the psychiatric ward, where there is a small Christmas tree … Continue reading
*Still Inpatient* I was given this sheet*, with guidelines for normalized eating by my dietician yesterday. I have expressed before in past posts how I struggle with healthy eating, and healthy eating habits. I have also expressed this to my … Continue reading
*Still Inpatient* Recently I finally came clean to my psychiatrist about the extent of my unhealthy eating habits, the restrictive eating, the binging and the purging. At first I was terrified of what she would say, I was afraid of … Continue reading