More “subtle” forms of racism in psychiatric treatment – looking beyond POC providers as the solution

I have lots to say on this topic but this post was prompted by a specific incident while I was in a partial hospital program for mood and anxiety disorders at one of the best hospitals on the west coast. The way the program was structured was patients were offered a choice of 2 or […]

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Memes

Been making memes & posting on Facebook page for this site but forgot to post here so doing a catch-up post with the memes so far collected together & going forward post them on diff platforms at the same time. First meme was originally posted on Facebook on March 30 with caption: WorldBipolarDay #JokeMakingImmunity #EndTheStigma […]

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Mental health as a “trend”, pill shaming and severe mental illness

Hot take.  Most of the trendy convo about mental health focuses on helping generally healthy  folks deal with everyday stressors and sometimes folks with mild illness symptoms. It rarely talks about supporting folks with severe debilitating mental illness in a useful way except to share suicide hotline numbers. The thing is why let it get […]

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Religious OCD and Me

I’m currently dealing with mental health issues so several of my blog posts around this time will be around mental health. My health issues have changed over the years but I’m gonna start with how it began. When I was a little kid, around 3rd grade I think, I was diagnosed with OCD. As far […]

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Why are we here

So apparently I created a blog with this name back in 2010 and never got around to posting on it… Obviously English is not my first language…back in 2010 I didn’t know the word *facepalm* hence the name…but honestly not sure I’ve ever seen someone around here (North America) actually do a facepalm gesture properly…the […]

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