Obsessive Christmas Disorder 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 serious mental illness? Another part of me is like, this is petty. Does Obsessive Compulsive Disorder have claim over the… 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
Mental Health, mental help, and mental illness are rarely discussed in Filipino culture. The reasons are because of shame and cultural mistrust of mental health field. Filipino Mental Health Stigma 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… Read More Filipinos Distrust of Mental Health
Empire is more than a musical soap opera that shows the ups and downs of a record label CEO. It’s also a show that explores family relationships, revenge, and mental illness stigma. 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… Read More And the Mental Illness 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