Recovery isn't linear
20-something miseries, mental health

Mental Health Monday: Recovery Isn’t Linear

Okay, here's a sad truth: when you decide you're ready to start recovering from your mental illness, it isn't going to get better right away. And even when things do start to get better, it isn't permanent. Recovery isn't linear, no matter how much we want it to be. Intellectually, I knew this when I… Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Recovery Isn’t Linear

Little t trauma
20-something miseries, mental health

Mental Health Monday: What Is "Little T" Trauma?

For today's Mental Health Monday, I want to talk about "little t" trauma. Before we can really dig into what that is, I think it's important to address "big T" trauma. "Big T" trauma is what most people probably think of when they think of the word "trauma." Near-death experiences, war combat, sexual assault, and… Continue reading Mental Health Monday: What Is "Little T" Trauma?

Trauma, personality, and responsibility
20-something miseries, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

I Have a “Shame-Based Personality.” Here’s What That Means.

Having a shame-based personality means that, at my core, I truly believe that I am a bad, unlovable person.