What it Felt Like to Relapse After a Year of Progress


Progress thrives as inspiring, healthy, and well – progressive. Simply put, any forward movement in the figurative sense of life results in boundless forms of improvement in the literal and physical sense. Unfortunately the same remains true for regression while this sometimes abounds in many forms of the literal, for schizoids we often refer to […]

Last Inpatient, I Claimed My Religion as “A Tribe Called Quest “


We say a lot of wild and outlandish things on the path of psychosis. Let me just tell you the networking of black pop culture remains one of the most prevalent in my own experience. As too have the memories of my hospital “family” extended mainly over a network of the more melanin abundant beings. […]

My First Episode of Psychosis and Why It Happened

First Episode of Psychosis

In exploring why the first episode of psychosis occurs we accomplish a few things. First we highlight the environment which facilitated such an outcome and prevent similar results in relevant cases. Second the exploration allows for a sort of self reflection. This reflection may spotlight the key flaws in one’s identity or situational response that […]

The Psych Ward, is Finally, Just a Memory

Psych Ward Memory

If I could tell my past self one thing, it would be that, like the Trump presidency, one day the psych ward will be just a memory. Hopefully, I am not being premature in proclaiming this statement. Seeing as I have only been out of the hospital for about a year. Regardless, this is the […]

Self-Harm in Degrassi: The Next Generation

Few things can be discerned by examining the external properties of one person. Though self harm proved through scars demonstrates a disturbing pattern of behavior, Degrassi:The Next Generation confirms that the pain behind this behavior penetrates more than just the external. Each character attributed with the habit of self harm harbors the distress of a […]

Eating Disorders of Degrassi: The Next Generation

As simple and seamless as the process of eating may seem, Degrassi: The Next Generation makes mincemeat of this very notion. Indeed, social pressures complicate the concept of sound health, especially in the years of youth. Aside from the pressures of drugs comes the necessity to achieve the ideal figure. For Degrassi students no other […]

Bipolar Disorder of Degrassi: The Next Generation

In waking up, Degrassi: The Next Generation characters and most people in fact, can find themselves in one of two positions, the proverbial wrong side of the bed or the proverbial right side of the bed. However for the show’s bipolar sufferers, one’s life exists in a similar duality. Yet these dispositions encompass their whole […]

Depression of Degrassi: The Next Generation

Degrassi: The Next Generation and depression do not exactly coalesce or manifest in any semblance of an accurate representation of the modern exhibition of the disease. Although the trend of depression displays an increasing correlation with the income of time and technology, Degrassi’s depiction falls many yards short of the concurrent uprights. In the process […]

What is Bipolar Disorder

Joy & Agony Mask

Bipolar Disorder is a mental condition. Those diagnosed often experience drastic shifts in their mood, emotions, & energy levels. These levels transition from extreme high levels to extreme low levels & vice versa over a period of hours to days to weeks, to months. During these periods, the symptoms experienced by those dealing with the […]