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The Shadow

His fingerprints were everywhere, his presence palpable. His name was the second thing Dr. Second Opinion said to me, and that was when I knew how I had been squeezed into his schedule so soon. 962 more words


In a Month...

Trigger Warning: suicide mention, medicine mention, sexual abuse,

In a month’s time I have seen my lowest low and an unnatural high. For the past year I had been off my medicine after I stopped going to see my old psychiatrist. 1,142 more words

Mental Illness

Back In The Saddle

Friday, July 22 2016.

It has been just around two months since my latest post when I shared our excitement about welcoming our youngest fur baby, Huey (we’ve taken to calling him Hugh as of late).   585 more words


update from Aunty Acid

I’ve now been to the gym a grand total of 2 times since the 5th of April.  I went last week, against better judgement and I have suffered for it the entire week.   272 more words

Challenging Myself

My Issue with Permanent/Linear Thinking

Trigger Warning: suicide, drug/alcohol mention, self-hate mentions, self harm

I’m sure we’ve all had days like this; you wake up feeling oddly refreshed and motivated. Maybe it’s much easier to go out of the house than normal or maybe you feel more comfortable around the strangers outside, but you can definitely tell things are easier somehow. 746 more words

Mental Illness

Day 84: Group Support

For the past few years, I’ve been attending a support group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers that meets four times a year, facilitated by staff at a local hospital. 587 more words


Wally the Whale & A Second Opinion

Southern California has a problem. The rotting corpse of Wally the whale keeps washing ashore up and down the coast.  Wally first landed in Playa del Rey on July 1 and after coming ashore five times in Orange County, made her (yes, Wally is a female whale) debut in San Diego County on Grandview Beach in Encinitas on July 16. 574 more words