the mind geek

obsessed with mental health

I am not immune

I’m usually pretty cocky when it comes to my recovery. I think of it as rock solid. Mental illness? I ain’t doing that again. But then- I had a brush, … Continue reading

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The soundtrack of my depression 

I’ve always had a strong emotional connection to music. Music can intensify or even alter my mood. Music can trigger emotions and memories. For this reason, I am picky about … Continue reading

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Perspective – scary vs. not so scary situations 

The advantage of having been through really difficult times and having survived them: things that many people might consider scary or difficult do not even register on the scale. Let … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Self-harm scars: wearing my mental health history on my sleeve

If I want to, I can hide my history of mental health problems from people I meet today, being well. It is up to me whether I want to tell … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

TILIT #1: Dealing with Triggers

Things I learned in therapy #1: A few steps I take when I am triggered. Disclaimer: I refer here to triggers as instances where something elicits a strong negative emotional … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Letter from the dark days: My cutter identity

Occasionally I post writings that come from a time when I was unwell, if I feel like they express something I could not convey as well today. Today I enjoy … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

“I never told you then, but I was depressed …”

The other day I ran into two people who came from a time in my life when I was unwell about four years ago, and who I had not really … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

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