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How do we Abolish Mental Illness Stereotypes?

I was asked the question in the title by a close friend of mine a few days ago. In context of the conversation, it made sense, but it was still a jarring question. 496 more words

To my family ❤️

Content warning: self harm, scars

The photo above probably isn’t as shocking as I expected it to be, I know that you know something is up when I wear sleeves in 35 degree weather, I know that it’s something you’ve suspected for a long time. 278 more words

How to make scars fade away

It’s summer, and it’s too hot to be constantly wearing long sleeves and long pants. If you have any scars you’d like to make less noticeable so you’ll feel more comfortable in short sleeves, shorts, skirts or bathing suits, then here are some tips. 223 more words


Honesty is scary tbh

Some days are tough. No- most days are tough, and some are tougher. Today is tougher. I had an important appointment today (the first in many steps to get into the treatment program I need to be in), it went overwhelmingly well and yet here I am being miserable and cranky. 499 more words

day one hundred and fifteen

The world is not black and white.  I am not bad if I am not good all the time.  I am not unworthy if I don’t feel worthy all the time.   358 more words


Progress Shots: Finishing My First Tattoo

Well, it finally happened: I finished my first tattoo.

It’s funny, because all of this started two years ago when I decided I wanted to get a tattoo based off of one of my favorite bands.   792 more words

Mental Health

I have a surgery date!

Ok, February 2016 I wrote a post (here) about a consultation I had with a plastic surgeon to see if there was anything that could be done to help my scars. 605 more words