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.
Celebrating my birthday is one of the only must-do occasions that I mark on my calendar. I always go all out. So it is only natural that I share what I did for my birthday. I chose a less glamorous and commercial route and opted for a low-keyed path. I went camping. Yes, camping inContinue reading “A Birthday Under The Stars”
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”
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”
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 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”
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”
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”
“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”
Earning your LCSW can be a lengthy and daunted process; however, it is enriching. Today I will give you a brief overview of some of the steps that I took to apply for the LCSW process during COVID- 19 in the state of NJ. Some of the information applies to other states; however, jurisdiction doesContinue reading “Becoming a licensed clinical social worker in NJ”
How often do you hear the phrase, lose weight, and feel great? What exactly does that mean to you? I think this is symbolic of the unspoken contentment of letting go of body weight, the flesh. We find contentment believing that losing weight alone will make us feel wholesome. For me, it is a provisionalContinue reading “Emotional Wellness: Rid your mind of the unwanted weight.”
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