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The Unseen Scars of Sexual Abuse

I was sitting down to write about the anxiety of needing to do things all the time when my flatmate began cleaning the oven.  This is a completely normal and expected thing, we have a flat inspection coming up, and we’ve just spent the last few days making sure everything is cleaned and put away.  796 more words



Waiting to see if flood waters will take out the water treatment plant, all my old plastic file boxes, garbage cans and pots sit filled. Waiting for another tornado warning to blare from my phone, Emmett stays in hiding most of the day. 31 more words

Bipolar Disorder

Changing the metaphor of my healing journey

For the first eight years that I was going through intensive therapy, myself and my therapist used the metaphor that I was climbing a mountain. I never realized how rocky, dangerous, and enormous that mountain range would become.  548 more words



Yep, triggers. We’ve all got them – those things that you see or hear that make you roll your eyes, shake your head in disdain, maybe get a little angry. 1,010 more words

Mental Health Awareness Week - Part 1

I published this on my personal Facebook page as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, after being told by one friend that ‘people need educating’ and a second friend who told me ‘don’t ever be silenced’. 1,283 more words

Commitment Phobia

There is no official diagnosis for it but it is a real thing. It is something that many struggles with, sometimes without even realizing that they are affected by it. 667 more words

Mental Health

Overcoming Food Addiction

One of the common behaviors of adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) is that we either become alcoholics, marry them or both, or find another compulsive personality such as a workaholic to fulfill our sick abandonment needs.  181 more words