I Left My Anxiety in the Dust—a Poem

My brain matter does often scatter throughout my brain unable to drain unnecessary clutter that makes me shutter. My body trembles from my head to my toes filling me with … Continue reading I Left My Anxiety in the Dust—a Poem

Less is More

Something I have learned over the course of the last 17 years in struggling with mental illness, is the application of the principle in the title: “less is more.”  Learning … Continue reading Less is More

Tears of Stigma—Listen to Our Cries

Cancer they empathize, but don’t hear my cries. Heart disease they empathize, but won’t see my cries. Diabetes they empathize. but hide from my cries. Even the flu they empathize, … Continue reading Tears of Stigma—Listen to Our Cries

The Things We Do When We’re Lonely

Despite having lived with people for most of my life, I’m no stranger to loneliness. In fact, those of you who suffer from depression as I do can probably attest … Continue reading The Things We Do When We’re Lonely

Reflections

Reflections A short story based on true events, By Chelsea Walker A wave of hot air washed over her as she left the air-conditioned grocery store.  She almost didn’t notice … Continue reading Reflections

The Mental Illness Box

When I was a very young child, my brain and mind were free and open to see and create beautiful visions for my life. I had a lifetime to make … Continue reading The Mental Illness Box

Journey to a Diagnosis–The Series

It’s hard to sum up about 17 years of ups and downs with mental illness in just a few posts, but that is what I have attempted to do in … Continue reading Journey to a Diagnosis–The Series

Goals in Mental Health Recovery

Yesterday I introduced a new series on the blog. My real life journal entries during some of my toughest times. My Mental Illness Journal. Today I want to talk about … Continue reading Goals in Mental Health Recovery

Recognizing the Signs of Suicidal Thoughts

My First Thoughts on Recognizing Suicidal Thoughts I have been through some of the worst suicidal thoughts over the past ten years. I have never been great at recognizing how … Continue reading Recognizing the Signs of Suicidal Thoughts