Asking for Help

Asking for help has never been something that has been easy for me but with all of the changes in my life lately, I've been humbled. If I can get through this rough patch, make it through to the other side, my whole career will be about helping others and paying it forward. However, for [...]

I’m Human and I’m not Sorry

After my first year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program at UT Tyler, I recieved this as my annual review results: I met expectations and exceeded expectations on every category. This year, the faculty decided that I did not meet expectations in almost all areas. These are the results I recieved today: If [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

A lot of change…

Again, it has been a while since I've written. I think the last I checked in, it was on the J thing (me trying to persuade her to have me for individual). Her first response was via phone, so I couldn't share that. But, after some deep soul searching I realized what I needed from [...]

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 [...]