Memorial Day: Veterans, PTSD and Democratic Candidates

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

It’s Memorial Day! So, the day that the beach weekend is actually named after. Today we celebrate something much more important than a day in the Hamptons. It’s a day to memorialize human casualties of war. I like to celebrate this day separate from my feelings about individual wars or the military as a whole,…

Selecting language in mental health communities

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I’ve been in a widely ranged swath of mental health units, wards, houses, groups and communities. They all have their own rules when it comes to what can and cannot be said: literally, what is allowed to be uttered. The folks in these communities go along with the rules most of the time, for there’s…

An update on my moral scrupulosity

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I’ve talked about this condition of mine before. An element of my OCD, a powerful one, is entitled obsessive moral scrupulosity, or the obsessive and compulsive need to follow a specific moral code, and often for others to follow it, too. The moral code itself is molded by early childhood influences, and it springs up…

Just some trauma poetry

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

First of all, I have a massive, worn old journal full of my poetry that is just for me. However, yesterday I came across a little yellow notebook tucked into the back of my closet. It’s not very good, but it’s from a very important period in my life. After I emerged from my abusive…

VIDEO: Applying to College with Mental Illness

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I made one of those videos that people make after they get into college. Enjoy! STATS SAT: Wouldn’t you like to know… GPA: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Extracurriculars: Watch to find out

My future plans

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

This break’s been nice. It’s truly exhausting to put things out onto this website, knowing that a handful of people from my old school will likely comment something negative and/or hateful. I have only good things to say today, however! This fall, I’m going to be attending Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. I’m on as…

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