Target has this sweater with words written OCD, which stands for Obsessive Christmas Disorder. I don’t know how to respond to it. At first I’m like why are you making fun of a serious mental illness, and the other part of me is like, this is petty to complain about. Does Obsessive Compulsive Disorder have… Read More Obsessive Christmas Disorder: Bad or Not?
I did my daily scoping of Facebook and saw a conversation that irritated and fascinated me. An acquaintance posted a status that basically asked the rhetorical question, What is going to prevent mass shootings? She posted this status after the recent Oregon shooting at a community college. I looked at the first two comments, and… Read More The Stigma towards Medication
I dislike the mental health stigma associated with the Filipino culture. My dad teases me when I take anti-depressants by circling his index finger near his ear, signaling that I’m crazy for taking medication. My mom repeatedly asks me when I’m going to stop taking medication because she believes that’s there may be bad long… Read More Filipinos Distrust of Mental Health
Empire Mr. Squigglekins and I are huge fans of Fox’s musical-drama show Empire. Luscious Lyon, a successful musician and CEO is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He has to choose one of his three sons to be his successor of his company, Empire Entertainment. I enjoy the show because of… Read More And the Stigma Continues: Empire
I am a person with obsessive compulsive disorder, but I am not obsessive compulsive. My former friend, Manic, has bipolar, but she is not bipolar. If you do not understand the first two sentences, read it slowly, and maybe you’ll get it. If English is not your first language, I apologize. What I’m saying is… Read More Labels: I am NOT my Mental Illness