Calvin Desir, Sydney Aiello, and Jeremy Richman all died by suicide the same week. These individuals suffered severe trauma in their lives which were all connected to mass shootings. Desir and Aiello were survivors of the Parkland shootings, while Richman was the father of one of the 20 first-graders killed in the 2012 Newton shooting.… Read More Surviving Survivor’s Guilt
Hi everyone, I have no dedicated as much time to this blog as I would due to major life changes, my day job, and working to budge my writing career. Fortunately, I have decided to dedicate writing more in this blog because I have felt incomplete in my writing. This is my passion project and… Read More Inconsistent Thoughts
Mental illness stereotypes and Halloween generally go hand and hand. This is an unfortunate tradition and these are the reasons why. Growing up, I didn’t see the harm of attending haunted asylums or seeing people dressed up as psych patients. It seemed innocuous. As a former psychiatric ward patient and someone who deals with mental… Read More Halloween and Mental Illness Stereotypes
There has been a rise in suicide among taxi drivers since the growth of private ride-hailing sectors such as Uber and Lyft. How are these drivers feeling, and what can cities do about it? New York and Taxis I’ve only ridden a taxi twice in New York. The first time was with my parents, and… Read More Taxi Drivers and Suicide
Dear Readers, I’m on hiatus right now fixing the quirks in my blog. My plan is to start writing new blogs towards the end of September 2018! So if there are any topics you would like me to explore, just write in the comments or send me an email. Love ya guys!
Canceled Work It’s been a tough week in my personal and work life. This week I was let off a case, and a client charged at me and tried to grab my mouth. Today, I canceled work because Mr. Squigglekins’s car was blocking mine and I was unable to back up from the driveway to… Read More The Positives of Being Blocked by Your Boyfriend’s Car
Anxiety consumes my time, my love, my energy. It has broken the relationships I’ve cultivated. But it’s here to stay. I hate it, but I can’t imagine a life without it. I’ve lived with it so long that it’s my shadow. Most days it stays in its corner, Thinking of ways to catastrophize the most mundane… Read More Anxiety is Selfish
Last Saturday, I attended Downtown Los Angeles’s Women’s March with my friend. It was the first protest that I attended, and it went beyond my expectations. I originally wasn’t planning to go because I dislike crowds and felt that the protest’s message was vague and full of empty sentiments. My mind changed once I arrived… Read More The Women’s March-Free Write
Dear Readers, I apologize for not posting today, it’s been super busy since I now have a full time job, but there will be a new post tomorrow!
Distraught by the Election I’ve been distraught by the results of the election. I’ve been so distraught that I took a day off work to allow the reality to sink. I said a few things that angered people on Facebook, and then I apologized because I knew if the candidate I voted for won, others… Read More After the Election