Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk to you about death. I am aware that this is a difficult topic for many, but it is because of those emotional difficulties that I think we should be talking about death and dying more. Because death changes everything. Our own deaths only impact us in their anticipation. The deaths of strangers, loved ones and acquaintances will likely be events that all of us have to deal with at some point in our lives. Living when these people have died will change us.Continue reading “Death Changes Everything”
Autism: Difference vs Disorder
Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about a video that I just watched that was shared with me in my discord server by catloverjerrygarcia. Thanks for sharing the video, I enjoyed watching it! This video touches on a topic that has been brought up to me a lot as of late and I have decided to write about the thoughts this video has provoked. I want to start out by saying that I don’t disagree with anything that was said in this video, it simply sparked thought and touched upon ongoing discussion which has lead me to thinking which leads me to writing…Continue reading “Autism: Difference vs Disorder”
Suffering Builds Character
Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about the strange idea that suffering builds character and makes us better people. Because in my experience that has not been the case.Continue reading “Suffering Builds Character”
MENTAL ILLNESS IS INVISIBLE
Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and visiting with me today. I’m glad that you’re here.
Today I’m going to be talking about the idea that mental illness is an invisible illness. This is something that I both agree and don’t agree with. And here is a trigger warning: I will be talking about suicide in this post. So if that is a topic that you have a difficult time with then you should probably pass on this one.
I get the idea that you can’t look at someone and know that they have mental illness. The same way that you can’t look at someone and know that they have high blood pressure. In this way, mental illnesses are invisible.Continue reading “MENTAL ILLNESS IS INVISIBLE”
Shift the Focus
A year ago, a dear friend of mine lost his long battle with depression and died by suicide.
I always imagined that someone I loved committing suicide would make me angry. But of all the complex feelings that I have had, anger has never been amongst them. While I mourn and suffer because of his choice to end his life, I also understand why he chose to do so. His death is a testimony of our failure as a society. He spent most of his life dedicated to helping others with mental illness because he understood how deep those struggles effect you. Despite all his training and years of experience as a psychiatric nurse, he was not immune any more than anyone else.Continue reading “Shift the Focus”