Meet The Hosts: Kay!

Mental Illness can seem to blindside you all at once on some random Tuesday afternoon, or gradually accumulate over time at a pace that makes it hard to detect at all. Although Kay has experienced acute episodes of mental illness, she explains in this episode that her bipolar disorder didn’t fully manifest until she was in her 20’s.

This is Kay’s journey so far!

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The Anti-Meds Crowd

Foul Language Content Ahead!

Alternative mental health treatments are something you get used to seeing if you spend any time on the mental health interwebs, and it irks me. To me, the vitamin pushers telling you to throw actual medications away are at best merely predatory, and at worst contributing to a global health crisis.

There are some pretty serious legitimate problems with legitimate medicine – but that’s the thing, they are legitimate problems to legitimate medicine.

It’s Hard Not To Resent The Success Of Muggles

I avoid using the P word (privilege), so let’s frame this episode like so: If you’re the owner of a mental illness, you’ve probably watched a lot of people who are unencumbered by that handicap zoom past you in some metric of life that is important to you. Career progression, dating progression, friendship progression (Is that a thing?), hell, even just being able to succeed in a hobby simply because you can partake in that hobby.

That is a hard blow. That’s the kind of blow that knocks the wind out of you no matter how much you were expecting it. The rest of the world just hears whining when you talk about the dichotomy of success and happiness between the muggles and the mentally ill/neurodivergent, which makes the whole thing even more hurtful. These are deep feelings that need to be addressed to keep your mind and personality from adopting a position of resentment towards anyone with anything you don’t have – which is a slippery slope to being a counter-productive a-hole who nobody wants to be around.