I am crystal, I love travelling and performing activities that sooths and enrich my mind. I have a solid background in the mental health field. I intend to mental health issues from a raw and unconventional point of view. If it has to do with mental health I want to discuss it, not the cliché’ stance that society have on mental health but the unseen, uncut ways of addressing our lifestyle influences our mental growth.. Looking at ourselves holistically and not quick to pathologize our problems as it relates to our mental wellbeing.

BPD Chronicles Double Divided

Unstable Relationship. Part 3. It isn’t easy to maintain a balanced relationship if you suffer from BPD. A person with borderline personality presents with an intense fear of abandonment. As I mentioned in my last trait, “efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment,” a person with BPD may self-sabotage, walking away from relationships or friendshipsContinue reading “BPD Chronicles Double Divided”

NO-NO Stress

It is ok to say no, it is a part of life. We say yes and no every time, being respectful in your communication is more important than worrying about saying no to others. Like many people, I have this problem most of the time saying no, especially at work. Indeed it is wonderful forContinue reading “NO-NO Stress”

Part 2. Divided

BPD Chronicles This is the second post describing the account of the real-life experience on the second trait/diagnostic criteria of BPD.   Identity disturbance: characterized by significant persistently unstable self-image or sense of self. Generally, a person with BPD sometimes asks the question who am I. There is a chronic inside battle of self-identity thatContinue reading “Part 2. Divided”

Mental Health Matters

Mental health matters every day. Let us normalize seeing a therapist. Normalize the feeling of being lonely anxious and depressed. Why wait for one calendar month out of 365 days of the year to raise awareness for those living with mental or behavioral health issues. Reduce the mark of disgrace associated with behavioral health issuesContinue reading “Mental Health Matters”

BPD Chronicles

Part.1 Borderline personality disorder is discriminated against by people who do not understand the mental disorder and by clinical professionals who have a hard time treating this disorder. This is part 1 of a 9 post series using the nine diagnostic criteria/traits of BPD from actual people that have permitted me to use their experiences.Continue reading “BPD Chronicles”

February Fourteen

It’s Valentine’s Day Valentine’s day is a commercial holiday that may celebrate today. Whether you’re celebrating a loved one or celebrating being love. Do not feel down on yourself if you’re not celebrating. We have been convinced that February 14 is a day to create memories, purchase gifts for the ones we love, and acceptContinue reading “February Fourteen”

The Symbolism of Color

“Black and ugly.” “Light and pretty.” As a black woman, I am interested in addressing colorism in the black community primarily out of my personal experience and professional interest. I often hear the dark and light skinned narrative, the biased based on the phenotypical appearance in black communities. I notice how these narrative has shapedContinue reading “The Symbolism of Color”

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