The Guessing Game Advocate

The Guessing Game Advocate

One of the greatest challenges to mental illness is that, relatively speaking, so very little is known and understood about the way our brains work. This makes everything from the diagnosis to the treatment a challenge. There is no diagnostic blood test with a certain...
Hello My Name is Anxiety

Hello My Name is Anxiety

I just came home from an activity with a room full of amazing women. We shared stories and sang songs. One woman shared her brief story of anxiety, and in that moment…I realized that I needed to share mine. I needed to let others know that they were not alone. I...
Trigger Awareness

Trigger Awareness

This is a post for everyone—especially those who do NOT have a mental illness. It’s one that has been on my mind for a while, but I’ve struggled with how to present it because it is a very sensitive topic, for me and for many others. It keeps cropping up however, so...
People Aren’t Peanut Butter

People Aren’t Peanut Butter

Almost a year ago I shared my story here on Real Imprints.  That was right around the time that I finally started truly opening up about my mental illness.  Up until then, I might tell you that I struggled with depression, but then I’d plaster a smile on my face...