What is Normal?

Yesterday in my Advanced Psychopathology class we revisited the idea of normalcy and abnormality in relation to mental health. The professor showed us this slide: And he assured us that all of us were "normal" because the department had viewed our applications to the program and we all got in, so nothing sent up any [...]

16 hours of sleep and PMDD

I'm going to do that thing Society says women shouldn't do: talk about my period. If this makes you squeamish then maybe don't read this one. If you're someone who struggles monthly, perhaps you'd like to read on. Last night/yesterday, I slept for 16 hours. This is coming from someone who typically just can't ever [...]

Dehumanized: I Become My Mental Illness

The last place one would expect to be dehumanized and belittled because of Mental Illness is at a hospital. Or, at least that's what I would have thought. Apparently I was wrong. The medical community doesn't have compassion for people with mental health issues. They're clueless. And, they're causing more harm than they're doing good. [...]