Demons


Demons November 2nd, 2013 I've locked away my demons I've thrown away the key In the night I hear their voices I feel their eyes on me I pray to God protect me surround me with your light I'm beginning to feel alone now don't let me give up this...

Misconceptions


mis·con·cep·tion noun  a view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding. Why do you think there are so many misconceptions when it comes to mental illness?Do you think it's because of the average person speaking from their experience? Or do you think it's...

American Idol : Part One


Eight years ago today, God told me I needed to sing to tell my story.   Singing and writing has always been there for me as the one thing I could do to make me feel better. After my sister passed away I would lock myself in my room and...

Manic Love


Written September 11th, 2013 "Manic Love" "As obsessed & dedicated to love that I am, I feel a sort of sadness to those I fall in love with. How do you love someone who is bipolar? Why would you ever choose to spend your life with someone who can barely...

What do you see when you look at me?


  What do you see when you look at me? Honestly, truly. Do you see mental illness? We live in a world where looks are as important as much as they are deceiving.   So what's the stereotype of what crazy looks like? This is so fascinating to me because...

The Other Me


For as long as I can remember, this has been my way of explaining my episodes; there is another version of me trapped inside my head.    December 3rd, 2013 "Monster" The moon comes alive & the true will show the monster inside that nobody knows & all of the...

Why can’t you just be happy?


"Can't you just tell yourself to be happy? I mean come on, it's your mind." I hate when people try to assume that I wanted this life. That any of us wanted this life. Because yeah, right, I love living in a body that constantly is making things out to...

Take Me Away


Take me to that place before I knew love. I want to remember how it felt to have myself come first. Don’t get me wrong, I have become very independent with time, and I have discovered that in order to love you must love yourself, but even now love is...

What is bipolar?


"That girl is sooooo bipolar." "Ugh my ex is so bipolar. One minute he wants me, the next he's going crazy." "Oh my gosh I'm on my period and I feel so bipolar." How many times have you heard someone claim they are bipolar or are acting "bipolar"? Bipolar is...

The difference between being depressed and having depression.


Before we start off this journey there are a few things we need to clarify behind the misconceptions of mental illness. There is a difference between being depressed and having depression. You could have just went through hell in your life financially, went through a break up, had a death in...