I have a lot of thoughts about body positivity. The current “trends” in the movement are difficult for me to support. This is a long critique of how body positivity makes me uncomfortable. There are four aspects to this social stance that make the movement feel like another unattainable standard for me.
What happens when mental illness is bad and difficult to manage? What are signs that my mental health needs to be improved or treated? I discuss how my personality and moods can change when my mental illness is bad and I can negatively affecting the people around me.
My bullet journal has become an essential tool for maintaining my well-being and actually improving my mental health.
In order to be open about mental health, mental illness, and treatment options for disorders, I’m checking in again regarding my medication for bipolar II. There have been a few changes in the 9 months I’ve been taking medication, and I explain some of those changes in this update.
There are dozens of ways that you can practice self-care, and only a few of them require a lavish bath or a “treat yourself” attitude. Here are 6 ways that I practice healthy, productive self-care in my life.
For September, I made in-depth spreads to help track my mental health and wellbeing. They go beyond a checklist to take my meds. // Word Count: 440 // Photo Count: 3
It’s been almost 3 months of medication, building a tolerance and getting accustomed to the dosage. Here’s an update on how I’m doing! // Word Count: 324
I started taking medication for my mental health on June 29, so it’s been 1 week on ~*~mind-altering drugs~*~ Here’s my experience. // Word Count: 788
I discuss my triggers, how they affect my mental health, which triggers stem from PTSD and which don’t, and how I manage it all. CW: triggers such as self-harm, death, mutilation. Nothing is too detailed. // Word Count: 914
A quick post on the ways that mindfulness has helped my mental health. // Word Count: 455