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 [...]

Boredom and perseverance

I've received some valuable lessons in perseverance lately. Sometimes when I'm in the eye of a an emotional storm it's difficult to see the way out and I have a tendency to want to sit down and give up. But when it comes to doing random things, I seem immune to that lack of drive. [...]

Fit or Mis-fit: Finding Harmony with Mental Illness

How often do you find yourself in situations where you just don't quite "fit"? I've been thinking about this a lot lately in terms of mental health, specifically Complex PTSD. I haven't said anything yet because I've still been trying to come to terms with what this means in the context of my life but [...]