Self-care is a new buzzword, especially in the workplace. And like most buzzwords, it’s popular for reasons that have nothing to do with its original intent. It’s a word like any other word that can be said without action behind it, effectively rendering it useless. First, it’s important to state the cause of employee wellnessContinue reading “We are weaponizing self-care, especially in workplaces”
We need to stop using the word “hope” like it is an antidote for those struggling with their mental health.
I had my first panic attack my sophomore year of college. I was sitting in my then boyfriend’s apartment, on his roommate’s ugly hand-me-down couch. We were watching something on Netflix, getting ready to go to a party. To echo the common description of panic attack symptoms, I felt like I was having a heartContinue reading “Panic, my story- part 1”
Here’s two pieces of good advice regarding mental illness: Don’t ask a person who hallucinates what they are seeing and where Don’t ask a person with panic disorder if they are going to have a panic attack Here’s an example of the second: You know I have panic disorder and you are asking me toContinue reading “Don’t ask if I’m going to have a panic attack”
I had my first major panic attack in several years. YEARS. I had deep-breathed my way through those years. I had maintained medication, moved to the city, and started grad school. Then it hit me. It hit me hard. It felt like a sign of complete and utter failure. A relapse. Square one. I feltContinue reading “Getting over a mental health relapse”