The healthcare system in the United States has many flaws and affects so many people. One group of individuals that gets mistreated in the healthcare system is trans people. I don’t identify as transgender, so I can’t speak of personal experiences I have had or the feelings and personal struggles that they have to deal […]Read More The healthcare system has failed the trans community
Let me tell you about two people living in Chicago. But first some important information. Both of our characters are 24 year old white males and both have lived in and around Chicago for all if not most of their lives. We’ll call one Sam and one Dave. Sam grew up and still lives in […]Read More Stories From Chicago: How Upbringing Affets mindset
I would like to think of myself as a very lucky individual, I have an amazing family, good health, great friends, and so many other things that I am extremely thankful for. When I was younger I never thought that there would be any instance where mental health would affect me personally because I had […]Read More Mental health
The long journey to getting the proper help Trigger Warning: Self-harm Mental illness: we all know about it from social media, friends, and even classes, but how much do we really know about it? As someone who has been diagnosed with 3 mental illnesses, I hope to give you some insight into my life with […]Read More Ask me about my diagnoses
One minute, my mom was yelling at me; the next, we were out getting ice cream! She is so bipolar! What is the problem with this sentence? I personally am a grammar nut, but a hint is that it would be easily overlooked. I’ll give you a second… Here’s the answer: the word “bipolar” is […]Read More Mental Disorders are NOT Adjectives
In this blog post I will be discussing something that hits very close to home with me when it comes to gendered and sexualized healthcare. This topic is ADHD and ADD diagnosis in women and girls. This past summer at the age of 19 I was diagnosed with ADHD after years of silently struggling. I […]Read More My Silent Struggles With ADHD as a Woman.
You may be hip to the notorious Tiktok trend, “Tell me you have pretty privilege…without telling me you have pretty privilege.” To which the prompt is stitched with a pretty face who boastfully tells a tale to a camera about how their attractiveness benefited them in a particular circumstance. I angrily reacted to how this […]Read More Pretty Privilege vs. Beauty Penalty
Mental health is something that we all struggle with, and it is something that, as a society, we need to discuss. Particularly, we need to discuss mental health disparities among minorities. Racial/ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities often suffer from poor mental health outcomes due to many reasons, including, discrimination, harmful stigmas, and overall lack of […]Read More Mental Health Disparities
The medical community knows that women are living in constant pain. Women are more prone to having serious complications in their health that men sometimes do not have to face. There are ten chronic pain conditions that predominantly affect women, all having remarkably similar symptoms. Once a person has one, they are more likely to […]Read More Imagine not being able to wear a tampon
A brief look at the history of mental health institutions and what sort of treatments were provided.Read More Mental Health. How far we have come, and how far we still have to go.