Recovery: Dear 2014 Julia

Dear 2014 Julia, I miss you. A lot of the time, I wish I were still you. But three years have gone by and we are not the same person anymore. I think about you a lot. I talk and write about you here and there. And I often do it in a snobby way...... Continue Reading →

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Round Up: 3 Books That Can Help You Face Adversity and Mental Health Challenges

We all face some forms of adversity in our lives. We all lose jobs, get sick, break-ups, and deal with the deals of people we love. For neurodivergent or mentally ill folk, adversity can be an everyday experience. Just getting up in the morning can be a real struggle. Something that really helps me when... Continue Reading →

4 Personal Finance Tips for Hard Times

Money management is difficult, even more so when a mental condition is thrown into the mix. Maybe you can only work part time, or you need to afford expensive therapies. Maybe you have a condition that affects your spending habits, like bipolar disorder. Due to a mental condition, I have had my share of financial... Continue Reading →

‘Died by Suicide’ or ‘Committed Suicide’?

The words ‘committed suicide’ are pervasive in discussions about suicide, both in the media and personal conversations. Recently, social justice advocates have called for a significant change in language, stating that the words ‘died by suicide’ should be used instead of ‘committed suicide.’ Is this a justified attempt to change our attitudes towards suicide, or... Continue Reading →

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