Mental Health First Aid

October is a big month for mental health. World Mental Health Day is coming up on October 10th. While it’s essential to use this time as a reminder, mental health is critical year-round. It can be intimidating to reach out during the first signs of mental illness, and often we don’t recognize them. Fortunately, there…

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Synesthesia takes many forms; I see letters and numbers in color that isn’t really there.  I didn’t talk about it as a child, because I thought this was how everyone saw things.  I was a teenager when I learned that this was actually a condition with a name.  The initial sense of disconnect from “normal”…

Pokemon GO!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Stone of the Week to bring you this update on what the hell I’ve really been doing all weekend!  Pokemon Go released just days ago and already massive communities are growing around the game.  If you’re unfamiliar, Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game for your phone (my phone can’t…

You Are What You Drive

It has been a very long time since I’ve posted anything on the subject of mental health. That’s not to say I haven’t had anything eventful, but my most stressful times have also been the busiest times. I’ve stayed on my anxiety pills pretty consistently, save for a couple days when I needed to get…

Mental Health Chronicle

1 (800) 273-8255 <—If you need help now, CALL THIS NUMBER! My blog is as much about beauty as it is about the turmoil beneath the surface.  It took me thirty years to embrace my feminine side, because I never felt pretty.  It was always so much work, and if you’ve battled depression, you know…