Relationships · Uncategorized

I’m grateful for my parents, and they’re grateful for me

Olivia

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

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I'm grateful for my parents because they challenge me. They don't always tell me what I want to hear. My father, in particular, knows when to push me and when to comfort.   He didn't always. For a long time, I wouldn't characterize either of my parents as at all effective in facilitating my treatment.… Continue reading I’m grateful for my parents, and they’re grateful for me

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Relationships

New Relationships and Fear

Olivia

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

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I’m in a new relationship. It’s going really, really well. We’re more or less in the honeymoon phase, which may or may not mean that I have stayed up until past my normal bedtime with him watching Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures, Survivor, and the Eagles games at the expense of my academics the next day. When… Continue reading New Relationships and Fear

Philosophy · School · Uncategorized

My Philosophy Presentation on Mental Illness as Disability

Olivia

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

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I'm taking this amazing upper level Philosophy course titled The Ethics of Diversity. In this class, we are each allowed to spearhead our own day of discussion about a particular sector of diversity. I immediately chose neuro-diversity. My partner for the day is discussing The Minority Body and its corresponding implications for physical disability. My half of the… Continue reading My Philosophy Presentation on Mental Illness as Disability

Treatment · Uncategorized

I am constantly afraid.

Olivia

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

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I am constantly afraid.   Don’t get me wrong, I’m doing really well. School is great, my friends are wonderful, my family relationships are good, I have both an internship and a job, and I’m active and healthy. Nothing is tangibly wrong. That’s the nature of PTSD, though.   It seems to me as if… Continue reading I am constantly afraid.

Treatment · Uncategorized

Message to my Past Life: Leave Me Alone

Olivia

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

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I'm fed up. I'm having an amazing time at Temple. I just broke some novice records at the debate tournament I finished today. After getting up at 7:00 to beat three teams from NYU, I headed home, ready to nap. Instead, I saw that my abusive ex, J, has a girlfriend who made yet another… Continue reading Message to my Past Life: Leave Me Alone

School · Uncategorized

Finding Things I Love

Olivia

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

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Hi! It’s been a little while. I just came from a Project LETS meeting and I’ll be heading to dinner with a cute guy in a few minutes (yes I mean you bud!). I’m living the life, like I always dreamed I would. I’ve found people who really love me and I love myself and… Continue reading Finding Things I Love

School

College Update: Closeness and Sharing

Olivia

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

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It’s been a while. Sorry for the absence. I’m not all that sorry, though. I’ve been having the time of my life. I started at Temple University about a month ago and, while things aren’t perfect, they’re pretty damn close to it.    I devour my classes and enjoy doing homework. One of my classes… Continue reading College Update: Closeness and Sharing

News & Media · Uncategorized

Mindhunter, Sociopathy and Psychopathy

Olivia

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

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If you know me, you know that I rarely watch television or movies. I know, they feel like the kind of thing Olivia should be interested in, especially considering how much free time I’ve had, but during my concussion era I couldn’t watch screens in that way and otherwise, I just feel antsy and anxious… Continue reading Mindhunter, Sociopathy and Psychopathy

Philosophy · Uncategorized

Sartre, Descartes, and the Colonized Mind: A Philosophy Tube Ripoff

Olivia

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

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The following is based on a video that my favorite Youtuber, Olly of Philosophy Tube, recently did. He’s a British Philosophy MA and after going through a phase of making old dogs like Nietzsche, Mill, and Kant look shiny and new for a nascent and only mildly interested audience, he turned away from a bunch… Continue reading Sartre, Descartes, and the Colonized Mind: A Philosophy Tube Ripoff

Relationships · Treatment · Uncategorized

A timeline of the last three years of my life.

Olivia

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

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TRIGGER WARNING: Physical/psychological abuse, rape, eating disorders, general mental illness.   This is going to be a long one, so buckle in. I get a surprising amount of questions from friends and strangers alike that are very far off from the timeline of my life. One I get a lot is “so, was that sociopath… Continue reading A timeline of the last three years of my life.