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The Mental Illness Diaries

By On August 23, 2015

  Photograph of sailboats in Kiel Bootshafen at sunset. It’s symbolic, or something. Recovery from – and coping with – mental illness is not a linear progression. I do not have a before and after story. Right now, what I have is a series of choices and changes that have affected where I am. On July 28th I stopped taking…

Articles & Essays / Personal

How to Make a Self-Care Package

By On September 21, 2013

My days in the USA are numbered. That sounds really dramatic, and I mean, we hope to be back for Christmas, but the reality is that I’m moving to a completely unfamiliar country in 6 days. As someone with an anxiety disorder – albeit somewhat successfully treated – I need to be careful to take good care of myself so…