Being “High-Functioning” with a Mental Health Condition

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a “stigma is when someone, even you yourself, views a person in a negative way because they have a mental health condition.” Stigmas shape the way that individuals with mental health conditions are viewed and how they are treated. A few of the common incorrect beliefs … More Being “High-Functioning” with a Mental Health Condition

Mental Health Stigmas

In the United States, it is still taboo to talk about mental illnesses. This is shocking since roughly 1 in 5 adults experience some kind of mental illness during their lifetime and that mental illnesses are the leading cause of disabilities across the country. The taboo nature of openly discussing mental illnesses has created many … More Mental Health Stigmas

23 and Thankful

Today I’m 23 and thankful. I am thankful for every single moment in my life this far and everything that I’ve learned. I am thankful for the people that I have met along the way, the ones who are still in my life and the ones who no longer are. I am thankful for the … More 23 and Thankful