Tag: mental health

The Secret Garden

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett continues to be a favorite book that I have gone back to reread about three times already. Published in 1911 in England, this children’s book has…

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So… Hustle Culture…

“Time is money”. “They’re sleeping while you’re working”. “You gotta hustle hard”. “It’s time to rise and grind”. “The hustle never stops”. “You can’t sleep for 8 hours, that’s for poor people”. “Don’t have fun in your twenties, just grind and enjoy the fruits of your labor in your forties”. “We all have the same…

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My Battle with Anxiety

TW: I don’t recommend anyone reading this in an anxious state, come back later love. I was at work, I sat in my office chair and looked over the day’s invoices I had to finish. The night before I slept three to four hours after returning from a rowdy night from the bar with friends.…

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Who Am I?

Who am I? That’s a question that has remained in my mind for years. Every morning I wake up and perform the same routine, and a part of this is looking at my reflection. However, I can’t see myself. I raise my hand and try to wipe the dewy film-like substance that fogs the mirror,…

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Mirrors

Mirrors, the windows to one’s self, people say. I’ve always wondered what that meant as I stare at myself because I don’t like what I see every time I look through it. The scars, acne, stretch marks, folds of my stomach, and all my insecurities scream at such a high pitch it be-comes unbearable. I…

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We Don’t Need You

One of the worst things a man can do is underestimate the capabilities of a woman. Some men despise a woman’s ability to call them out on their bullshit. They shrink like little boys at a rally because their ego can’t handle the truth. But in order not to let the truth be told, they…

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The Child in Need

I’m restless. I’m breathing. I’m crying. I’m restless. I’m breathing. I’m dying. I’m restless. Uncomfortable. I think being alone…this alone…forces me to grieve. It forces me to dive into darkness, confront the fears, the irrevocable silence. I’ve been staring at this white screen for hours, days, weeks…and I’ll begin to write something, type a letter,…

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Strong Black Woman: The “Compliment” that Destroys the Image of the Black Woman

Disclaimer: This post was originally made on TREMG during the early fall of 2020 (September) General examples of the “Strong Black Woman”: The strong black woman archetype has been popularized in black culture and in the world overall (particularly, America) despite the fact that it does harm to the black woman image. This woman is…

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How Elisa Lam’s Tragic Death During A Manic Episode Can Teach Mental Health Professionals About Signals

Isolation is the most dangerous aspect of experiencing a manic or depressive episode. In the tragic case of Elisa Lam, whose the topic of Netflix’s Crime Case: Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, a young Chinese-Canadian woman is found dead, floating in the hotel’s water tank. No, not the plot of Dark Water which is a…

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Can You Hear Her?

There is this roar inside her body, a ghastly bellow inside her mind. And all she wants to do is listen to that rage and follow its howls, stand on the ledge of a ten story building and fucking scream. “AHHHHHHHH!” she shouts at the world, belts the wounds out into existence. It takes so…

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