The Toxic Masculinity Tone Police

“I try to laugh about it, cover it all up with lies. I try and laugh about it, hiding the tears in my eyes. 'Cause boys don't cry. Boys don’t cry.” - The Cure *This post deals exclusively with gender binaries. I acknowledge that gender is not binary. However I am looking specifically at toxic … Continue reading The Toxic Masculinity Tone Police

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Guest Post – A Different Perspective

My bipolar doesn't just affect me, it also affects those closest to me, and in different ways than it affects me. Because she's been around for all of the highs and lows, and because she has experienced each of those highs and lows differently than I have, I have asked my partner to share her thoughts … Continue reading Guest Post – A Different Perspective

Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms Are Still Coping Mechanisms

"The fact is most obits are mixed reviews. Life is a lottery; a lot of people lose." - Paul Simon "What's my drug of choice? Well what have you got?" - Layne Staley Maladaptive coping mechanisms for dealing with mental illness, like substance abuse, self-destructive behavior, and self-harm are not moral failings. They are just … Continue reading Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms Are Still Coping Mechanisms