I am not good at making friends. I used to be, in school. I would approach a kid I didn’t know, make a quirky comment about life, and if I had pegged them correctly as someone I would want to be friends with - that is, if they were different from the crowd in some… Continue reading Get Yourself a Nice Stuffed Animal
Nurturing your mental health means making headache-inducing decisions every day, like should you take a shower when it feels like the hardest thing in the world to do, should you get out of bed to see your therapist when sleeping is so easy, should you take your meds when they have so many side effects.… Continue reading Mental Health Tip of the Day: When no options are good… …choose the least awful one.
I hate bailing on people. I hate canceling plans at the last minute and I hate making up excuses for it because I don’t want to tell anyone I’m too bipolar to leave my house at that moment. But sometimes, that’s the case - I get depressed or tired spontaneously, and suddenly the plans I… Continue reading Mental Health Tip of the Day: You Can’t Always Do It (And That’s Okay)
A Poem Listen to the song here: https://soundcloud.com/zoe-the-lemur-plait/golden-gate we painted rainbows on the sidewalks of the cotton candy Castro we built a bridge, and then another so we can always come back home we are giants, and the whole world knows we won when daylight fades to starlight we are the last to see the… Continue reading Golden Gate
A Memoir by Zoe Plait Special thanks to my lovely editors ... For the Mystery Man ... Trigger warning: Violent and Graphic Images Masochism ... She’s a girl, although she doesn’t know it. She has no knowledge of her name or her face or where she is because for all of her… Continue reading The Satellite
People need social contact. Even if conversation is hard or unpleasant for you because you’re asocial, or suffer from social anxiety, or have a personality disorder (me, me, and me), etc., you still probably have the drive to make friends, although it might be buried. So compromise: for those days when you need to stay… Continue reading Mental Health Tip of the Day: Make Fictional Friends (Carefully)
In this modern world of constant sensory stimulation, it’s hard to stay in a healthy sleep pattern. Especially if you have a mental illness: according to Harvard Medical School, mentally ill people are up to eight times likelier to suffer from chronic sleep issues like insomnia and sleep apnea. However, just about every health professional I’ve talked… Continue reading Mental Health Tip of the Day: Getting Your Sleep on Track