Stories, news, stream of consciousness and more concerning mental illness.

A Letter To My Child About My Illness

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior, Story Time|Tags: , , , , , , |

You. You, my love, are everything. You are my reason for waking up in the morning, the person behind my smiles all day. You are a miracle to watch. You are smart and kind, and you have a beautiful wonder behind your eyes. You have my heart. You deserve all the good in the world. You [...]

To My Best Friend With A Mental Illness…A Guest Post

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Guest Post, Mental Warrior|

Sweet Soul Sister: You are strong. You are beautiful. You are loved. You are intelligent. You are worth it. You are my person, my anchor when the storms hit shore, my sweet pea. You are, in every sense of the word, my soulmate and best friend. I love you when you can’t love yourself, and even [...]

When You’re Not Who You Used To Be

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior|Tags: , , , , , , |

I'll be the first to admit it, I used to be a pretty awful person. There was a time in between being naive and unaware, and the (more) awakened person I am now that I was just an absolute wreck. I grew to be flaky, and couldn't explain myself. I was mean to some people. I [...]

To The Friends I’m Convinced Hate Me

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior|Tags: , , |

Hello/Hi/How are you? You tell me we're friends. You tell me you love me, that you enjoy my company. You tell me you like talking to me. We've been friends for blank numbers of years, we share countless or counted memories. But my head says different. My head says you feel sorry for me. My head [...]

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 [...]

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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