Apparently, it’s Mental Health Week, according to buzzfeed and some hashtags I’ve seen floating around. While a Mental Health Month would be better, dedicating a week to mental health seems like a swift first step in the right direction. After all, I might still be in bed, if it weren’t for my own mental health awareness.Everyday begins with a act of courage and hope: getting out of bed. ~Mason Cooley #quote #mentalhealth Click To Tweet
One of my own mental health coping strategies is this blog.
Before I created the blog, I was mostly known as a poet writer. When it came to writing, I stuck closely to this assigned identity, confining my writing to extreme and experimental writing. While this is fine and dandy for my professional career, I realized that by limiting my writing to such complexity, I was neglecting other, more basic realms of expression such as journaling and free writing (without the gaze of the critical academic). With the blog, I found not only a new way to examine my daily frame of mind but also a way to connect with others on the regular thoughts of living.
Scrolling through my posts, I noticed that I have a hefty collection of mental health how-tos and tips, all which received positive feedback that included relief and gratitude from my readers, especially around the holidays.
So, in honor of mental health week, I gathered a list of ten handy articles which range from topics like depression, anxiety, zen and body image. All for you![listly id=”vJw” layout=”full” per_page=”25″]
I’m so pleased to announce that three of my poems, “Slots,” “Scraping” and “Make a Decision” have been published in Barking Sycamores Literary Magazine Issue 13. Barking Sycamores is dedicated to neurodivergent literature and its craft. I’m so honored to be a part of this project. Barking Sycamores Issue 13
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Susan J. Fowler, a former employee of Uber, published a post on her blog revealing numerous counts of sexual harassment and discrimination she experienced while working for the company. Her post is straightforward and pretty bias-free; her tone is calm, but frank. While some of her experiences at the company might appall readers, her author’s […]