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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Forget Me Not

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior, Story Time|Tags: , , , |

I have a lot of symptoms and I suppose you could say even "side effects" with my mental illness. Paranoia, anxiety, depression, mania, hallucinations; the list goes on and on. A lot of people don't see these side effects on a day to day basis. They might notice some mood swings, but that's really the least [...]

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