Me to Myself.

Fear and the Specter of Involuntary Commitment

I had experienced something life-changing, something I found that the wide majority of people felt REALLY uncomfortable with my talking about.

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Policy Research

Humble Beginnings: A Brief Introduction to Mental Health Policy

Photo by Iñaki del Olmo on Unsplash What is Mental Health Policy? Mental Health Policy governs the legal mechanisms by which resources for mental health care are distributed, as well as the definitions that determine who can be civilly committed, that is who can be involuntarily committed in mental healthcare facilities for treatment. Because those… Continue reading Humble Beginnings: A Brief Introduction to Mental Health Policy

What's Goin On?

Social Isolation and the Mystery of Daily Programming

I'll admit it.  I woke up this morning and when I sat down to write a post for AKA.CLouise,  I had nothing.  In fact, less than no idea on what to write, I just didn't want to write.  I felt empty somehow, like I was missing something, and like I was meant to be somewhere… Continue reading Social Isolation and the Mystery of Daily Programming

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A Little Pep-Talk to the Self

It is often that I need to remind myself that I am worthy of happiness and that my being is not mutually exclusive from success.  After pulling myself from my graduate program, I have felt an almost constant urge to do more, to push myself harder, to be better than I am. Which sounds great,… Continue reading A Little Pep-Talk to the Self

What's Goin On?

Mental Illness and Insanity are not Mutually Inclusive

I chose a panic so deep it gained its own sentience and humbled me, personally, over the pain - imagined or real - of another. I am beginning to understand something about the mind.  It is like a genie trapped in a bottle, a captive audience, Narcissus locked in the echo chamber: the mind is… Continue reading Mental Illness and Insanity are not Mutually Inclusive