About Taylor Nicole

Taylor Nicole is a 23 year old mother, writer, and advocate for mental health and for foster children. Her memoir, Free Tayco, will be available for purchase on April 7.

Getting Better When You’re Forever Sick

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you follow my blog you'll know a lot has happened recently for me;I went into an intensive outpatient program recently after struggling with blackouts and suicidal thoughts, to be discharged two months later. I have changed everything from diagnosis's to medications. I am in an okay place right now;a place where a walk in the [...]

Rethinking My Thoughts On Thirteen Reasons Why

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Hauls & Reviews, Mental Warrior|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last week I wrote a review of the show Thirteen Reasons Why, which you can read here. After sitting on it a week, I sadly have to retract my initial review. Not because of the views of the mental health world, not because of what my peers have said (most of my friends actually loved the show). But [...]

13 Reasons Why; A Review

By | April 9th, 2017|Categories: Hauls & Reviews, Mental Warrior|Tags: , , , |

Ever since 13 Reasons Why released their trailer I knew I would be watching the show, at least to tell you all what I thought as a mental health advocate. After a several day binge, I have finally completed the series, and immediately needed to discuss this show with my readers. The following are my thoughts [...]

In Memory of Her Memory

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: What's New With Taylor|Tags: , , , |

Although I'll be posting this at a later date, and waiting until my family is notified, I had to write this now. At the time of writing it's been two hours since I discovered my Gram has passed, and I'm still blown away by the loss of my best friend. I am hurt, happy, and lost. [...]

Hallelujahs and Hocus Pocus; A Sneak Peak Of Free Tayco

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: Book Excerpts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The following is a sneak peak from the upcoming memoir, Free Tayco. This comes from Chapter 10; Hallelujahs and Hocus Pocus, a chapter about being admitted inpatient in a psychiatric wing, recovery from insanity, and relapse.    My first memories came from one of my roommates. She was an older woman who would cry out late at night that [...]

Non Factors

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Story Time|Tags: , , , , |

I don't think I've talked much about my body image on any of my blogs; that's because my perception of myself is pretty awful. I've always had a love/hate relationship with the way I look. I am very short, and I carry weight weird, or at least, I used to think I did. That was, until I actually [...]

Re-Diagnosed

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior, Story Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I've known for a while that bipolar wasn't the proper diagnosis for me. Things weren't adding up, just like when things weren't adding up when a doctor told me I had ADHD. Parts of the diagnosis made sense, and did for a while, but it didn't fit what was going on with me entirely. Being told I was [...]

Intensive Psychiatric Treatment; IOP Day One

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior, What's New With Taylor|Tags: , , , , |

I'm home; my war paint is off (aka my makeup is washed off), my pajamas are on, and I'm pretty much ready to go to bed (it's early, but I'm tired today). I finally have a chance to recount what happened today. If you read my blog last week, you'll know I was let down greatly [...]

It’s Not Personal; A Post About Budget Cuts

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior, Story Time, What's New With Taylor|Tags: , , , , , |

"It's not personal," she told me over the phone; I couldn't help but notice her condescending tone, talking to me like I was a patient and she was my therapist. But that's the thing; she was denying me mental health treatment, after agreeing to take me on as a patient. She didn't have the right to [...]

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