Judging the Mental Health of People You Don’t Know

ErinThe Mental Health System17 Comments

I’m really surprised at how much people compare their struggles to someone else’s without knowing the full story. The other day I was sitting in a waiting room, ten minutes before seeing my psychiatrist. There were three other people in the waiting room and soon a name was called and two people stood up and left. It appeared as though one … Read More

ErinJudging the Mental Health of People You Don’t Know

I Am Removing My Email Address to Protect Myself from Triggers

ErinBlog Maintenance13 Comments

I’m receiving a number of emails from new readers who, after reading my story, feel prompted to tell me their stories. It’s a natural instinct of ours, to share when others share with us. It’s what makes storytelling so healing. When you feel prompted to tell me your story, I feel your gratitude and yearnings for connection. I must, however, … Read More

ErinI Am Removing My Email Address to Protect Myself from Triggers

Why I Cannot Give Personal Advice Over Email

ErinBlog Maintenance6 Comments

I WANT TO HELP YOU. Every single one of you. I want to help every person on the planet because every person on the planet deserves help. And this world, it’s a giant ball of pain. And I am so fortunate. I’ve had access to many forms of mental health treatment. I’ve always had a doctor (if not the best … Read More

ErinWhy I Cannot Give Personal Advice Over Email

Respect My Space

ErinRelationships6 Comments

Sometimes I want to get this Natalie Dee drawing tattooed on my forehead. Or else print it out and mail it to everyone in the whole world. Not only do I not want people to stand in my space, I also do not want them to touch me. Please do not touch me if you don’t know me, and if … Read More

ErinRespect My Space