Like father, like daughter? #MentalHealth #MHBlogs #Awareness

I’m just going to jump right on into it… A couple months ago I found out my father was diagnosed with one or more¬†mood¬†disorders (I say it this way because he not as open about it); more likely than not the same ones I was diagnosed with back in 2011. I of course sympathize with … More Like father, like daughter? #MentalHealth #MHBlogs #Awareness

Right To Die? #RightToDie #SuicidePrevention #California

So, California just became the 5th state to pass the ‘Right To Die’ law, which essentially means that people here will have the legal right/entitlement/what-have-you to commit suicide or have someone assist them in doing so in the event they are terminally ill and don’t want to prolong their illness. Many people consider this a … More Right To Die? #RightToDie #SuicidePrevention #California

Staying Inside The Lines… #MHBlog #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention

So the other day I was looking through my room for some documents, and I found this… This isn’t what I was looking for… And you’re probably thinking I colored this in when I was a kid, but I actually did this when I was 23, at a mental health hospital. Coloring this was actually … More Staying Inside The Lines… #MHBlog #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention

Just Some Encouragement…. #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #EndSuicide

Every time I set out to write for YNF addressing mental health/illness and suicide, I seem to draw a blank, which is weird because it use to be so easy… A part of me felt like since I didn’t have much support for the task of preventing suicide and addressing mental health matters that I … More Just Some Encouragement…. #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #EndSuicide

Too Difficult? #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #Christianity

Let’s face it… The Christian church/church organizations, at least in my experience, is inherently terrible at combating mental health/mental illness and suicide; I mean they rarely acknowledge its existence. I mean I get that it’s a touchy subject, but MY GOD… can we touch it a little bit? Can we act as if we aren’t … More Too Difficult? #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #Christianity

“Strong Face” #NSPW14 #NSPW #SuicidePrevention #MHBlog #MentalHealth

It was only after I calmed down enough that I was able to realize that, maybe no one can support me in moments like these because it is engrained in me to prove to others I don’t need said support, and since actions tend to speak louder than words my “strong face” is going to overwhelmingly be louder than me asking for help. … More “Strong Face” #NSPW14 #NSPW #SuicidePrevention #MHBlog #MentalHealth

Guest Post: Asian-American Stigma by @AliTanaka1 #MentalHealth #MHblog #NoStigma

I was one of the 27% of Asian Americans who sought treatment for my depression, anxiety, and ADD. Despite all that time I spent in a windowless office on a sticky faux leather couch pouring out my heart to a stranger and the subsequent antidepressants, nothing worked. … More Guest Post: Asian-American Stigma by @AliTanaka1 #MentalHealth #MHblog #NoStigma