Borderline Personality Disorder, Trisha Paytas, Empathy and Accountability

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I have been loved by, and have loved, those with Borderline Personality Disorder. I have in many ways seen the disorder very up close for my whole life. I have had intimate, fleeting, loving, sustained, relationships with those who suffer from the disorder. And I have something to say about it, in conjunction with a…

A brief thought on Scott Stringer, Andrew Cuomo, and others

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

This article has mentions of sexual assault and abuse in it. Please refrain from reading and/or take care of yourself upon reading if this will be too upsetting for you.  Today, the story of Jean Kim’s sexual and psychological abuse by NYC mayoral candidate Scott Stringer broke. Hopefully this will be the downfall of this…

On ASD, Courage (Cowardice, Really), and Roommates

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I haven’t had the greatest luck when it comes to roommates. My first roommate was very ill, and when I reported her illness to her parents, she lashed out at me (understandably; it’s hard to admit you need help) and I was more or less iced out of the apartment. But this isn’t about that…

Holiday Gifts for Mental Health (2020)

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I’m sorry, okay, I know there’s only a week and a half left to conceivably purchase and receive these gifts, but I was aghast when I realized that I hadn’t put out a Christmas list for this year yet, and I thought it would be a good little addition to the slew of things I…

An update on Asperger’s and functioning labels

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

  The first thing i’d like to do in this article is unequivocally apologize for referring to my place on the spectrum as “high functioning,” This designation plays into the false dichotomy of high and low functioning Autism, when really there are just different dots on an unnumbered spectrum. I used that terminology because my…

Mental Health Resources for Black Folks

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I’m not going to wax white poetic. Now isn’t the time or space for my whiteness. But I get enough views on this little blog that I should provide these resources. Below are ways for black folks who read this to access the mental health resources you deserve and that you may be needing now…

The Philosophy of Suicide

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Please do take all I write here with a grain of salt. I’m just a philosophy major and I’ve not yet taken a class, but I do pride myself on being able to compound information and spit it out cohesively rather well, as well as being able to logic things out, so to speak, passably…

Music, Mood, Mental Illness

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Music has always been known to have a visceral impact upon the body and mind. Even beyond it prompting people to dance, its upbeat melodies make folks happy, dulcet tones calm the anxious, and screaming validates the angry. For some reason, and I’ll dive into why I think this is even though I can’t know…

On Coping Mechanisms: Thank You, Evan Hansen

Anxious Bunnyrabbit, Ltd. Reverse the stigma one healthy conversation at a time. #mentalhealthmatters

A few months back, I wrote about my relationship with the TV show Gilmore Girls in regards to my mental health, and I decided to do something similar It seems almost inevitable that Dear Evan Hansen, a musical about young adults struggling with depression and anxiety (among other things) be tackled on this blog.  However,…

Selecting language in mental health communities

A sophomore at NYU, 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…

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