Consent is Cool

Trigger Warning: Talk of Consent and Sexual Assault Last Friday was a hard day for me; I went to therapy and we processed some of my history with being sexually assaulted. Then I came home and watched the most recent Grey's Anatomy Episode. As fate would have it, the episode was all about rape and [...]

Highly Sensitive People

Hi loves, A new development since my last posts. I've decided to change my degree plan to Clinical Psych with LPC track, instead of doing CMHC. This makes more sense for me long term and would mean I'm out from under the preconceived notions carried by the CMHC staff. The Psych staff have had no [...]

My Landlord Lacks Human Decency

Today I took a spill down the steps in my apartment building (it is a little fourplex with two stairwells). The back staircase was wood but the landlord painted over the wood with a glossy brown paint that very easily becomes slick. Couple this with steepness of the steps and the small width and, well, [...]

My Truth: Living w/Passive SI

Today was a big day for me. It may not be considered a big day for most people but for me, for someone who has struggled for decades with passive suicidal ideation, it is a big deal what I accomplished in these last few minutes. See this line of pills bottles: I've been holding onto [...]

EMDR today

I haven't been sharing much about my therapy journey anymore because, well, it has mostly been about putting out the fires in my present life. But, today I got to process some past stuff with EMDR. I've been in therapy for several months now and we have used EMDR to process some present traumas but [...]

Students Surviving Stigma

Hi all, I know it has been a while since I've posted again. I've just been riding things out. When I got the committee notice I was devastated. I felt certain I was going to get kicked out, this near to the end. But, I proposed a solution: I step back from practicum, don't see [...]

When life as you know it crumbles

Hi loves, I'm sorry for disappearing for so long. After the experience with the hospital I was pretty distraught and still working toward some healthy resolution of that emotional turmoil. But before I could fully see that in my rearview mirror, I was slapped with this letter from the head of my department (mind you, [...]