Mental heath medicines, like a lot of other medicines, are a mixed bag and come with some big decisions. Even so, taking antidepressants can be a huge support and, in many cases, they’re literal life-savers. If you’re considering starting antidepressants, or changing your usage of them, you might be wondering how long they'll be part … Continue reading Take Your Antidepressants For As Long As They’re Good For You
This is heavily adapted from a piece I previously published at Dirge Magazine, October 2016. I brought back what I thought would be needed, took out anything that was dated, and added a few new things that might be helpful. Image description: Late-Summer flowers poking through a graveyard gate. Finding beautiful things in weird, 'dark', … Continue reading Finding Your Darklight: Tips for Managing Darkling Depression
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Anxiety's a funny thing. It can convince you that there's one thing you need to do to solve everything - to get that job, to pass that exam, to have a family, to get married, to reach that important goal - and then, just before you get there, it can make you freeze. Suddenly you're … Continue reading You’ll Never Be 100% Ready (So Do It Anyway)
Self-care can feel like a tricky concept to properly get to grips with. It isn't just bath bombs and scented candles - it's doing everything we need to do to stay functional (whatever that looks like for you), comfortable (same again), and alive. This can, and should, mean going out of your way to give … Continue reading Self-Care Is Whatever You Need It To Be
Adapted from Dirge Magazine, November 2015 How to Deal with Assholes this Holiday Season cw: emotional abuse, discussion of oppression Did your new haircut make your Grandma cry? Does your partner want to throw out your collection of weird erotica? Does your obsession with taxidermy make your best friend roll their eyes? Maybe you … Continue reading How to Deal with Assholes this Holiday Season (and All Year Round)
Adapted from Dirge Magazine, August 2015 Mrs. Monkey-Suits and the Dark Beauty of Dementia Cw: depictions of memory loss, mentions of violence She was the last person left in the lounge, so I readied her wheelchair and strolled over with the warmest, least-threatening smile I could muster. “Good evening! It’s nearly midnight. Would you like … Continue reading Mrs. Monkey-Suits and the Dark Beauty of Dementia