Don’t Stay Thirsty, My Friends

New #POTS-y meme! I’m making posters to put on my walls to remind myself to drink more water This is the first one. Stay tuned for more! Realized this is the first time I’m writing on here about being a POTS-y but yes I have POTS – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Will be talking more […]

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Give-a-Shit Meter aka absurd medical leave fun

Inspired by this thread [https://twitter.com/onesickvet/status/1416159478672764931?s=21], apparently what I’ve spent the first night of my mental health medical leave making in Canva 🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ Disability community symptom focused toilet humour surpasses all other toilet humour I promise I will eventually make the tazillion other blog posts I plan to make that are more interesting & informative than […]

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PSA: Psychiatric Advance Directives

I’ve been seeing posts about psych/mental health issues getting exacerbated by the COVID-19 situation. And I’ve also seen many folks over the last few months suggesting making wills and advance directives etc. I wanted to draw attention to a lesser known type of health directive ppl with psychiatric health issues should consider making. It’s a […]

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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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