Autism, Disability, Grief, Mental Health

In Defense of Storming Off

Picture this: You're 5 years old and have your first major temper tantrum. Your parent (or other authority figure) tells you to go to your room and think about what you did. It happens again and again every time you have a tantrum. This goes on till you hit your teen years, suddenly you get… Continue reading In Defense of Storming Off

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Catholic, Disability, Grief, Mental Health

God Doesn’t Owe Us Anything

I think the biggest problem with grief, or maybe just life in general is that we as Christians know that God wants and does what's best for us. He even gave us like.. a entire series of books (I mean the Bible) on how to get the best thing for us. But the problem is,… Continue reading God Doesn’t Owe Us Anything

Grief, Mental Health

Reflections on Grief – One Year Later

Welp. Officially, 8 hours ago, my dad has been dead for a year. Somehow, that's mind boggling that it hasn't been only a couple hours, while at the same time, it also feels like it's just how it's always been. That might be an autistic response to grief, although it may simply be, that acceptance… Continue reading Reflections on Grief – One Year Later

Grief, Mental Health

Understanding the Triggers of Grief

Grief has taught me something new about triggers, mainly that, it isn’t possible in life to avoid all your triggers (Don’t get me wrong, I am still very-pro trigger warnings for common triggers such as self-harm, death, suicide etc. and, for that matter, this post probably needs a trigger warning for raw grief related discussion)… Continue reading Understanding the Triggers of Grief

Grief, Mental Health

Grief Turns You Into A Selfish Monster

What? That seems harsh, but it's just using my personal experience. I feel like personally, I've started paying more attention to the "little" things in life.  Most of those aren't so little, but before my dad and grandma died, they seemed commonplace. As an example,  things like Father's Day, Daddy-Daughter Dances, "Happy Birthday Grandma/Dad" cards… Continue reading Grief Turns You Into A Selfish Monster

Grief, Mental Health

Grief is Funny, but Teen Grief is Even Worse

Grief at all isn't normal, it's a natural response to the loss of a loved one, either by death, or by another means of loss (As an example, one might grieve a lost friend or romantic partner.) But the problem with grief in teens is a bit more then that, there isn't a way to… Continue reading Grief is Funny, but Teen Grief is Even Worse

Catholic, Grief, Mental Health, Uncategorized

The Blessing of “Prozac Christians”

Content Warning - Discussion of suicide/similar along with ableism This article is making me angry, perhaps irrationally so. But we have a serious need to address how dismissing mental health struggles is hurting the Church. Key points to respond to the article: 1. The reason antidepressants increase the risk of suicide is because they restore… Continue reading The Blessing of “Prozac Christians”

Grief, Mental Health, Uncategorized

Master List of Grief Resources

One thing that's been helping me through my grieving process is researching grief. I'm not sure why, but it's comforting for me to understand why I'm doing what I'm doing, and more importantly to know other people go through it. I've found a lot of articles, some of which I'm too lazy to read and/or I think other people… Continue reading Master List of Grief Resources

Grief, Mental Health

The Funniness of Grief

Grief is a funny little thing, for those of you that don't know it's been pretty prominent in my life lately. My dad died in October 2018 and my grandmother died 6 weeks after. The main thing I've learned? Grief is really good at sneaking up on you. If you suffer from mental illness, particular… Continue reading The Funniness of Grief