4/ioG-0V_zQItdjFSC4odgA6e449QdP84Mr4TsyKpjOEE Mental Illness Archives ~ GINGER SNAPPED BACK

Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy

It’s true. Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy. Kind of like how dumb people don’t usually know they’re dumb. I want to start off by saying I’m not sharing this because I want praise or anything.  This was legitimately a case of the right person being in the right place at the right time to … Read more

Tiles, tiles, everywhere a tile

This post may contain affiliate links.  Translation: if you buy the cool stuff I’m linking you to, I receive a small percentage.  It all goes toward the ‘Help Mandi Keep Up With Her Ish” fund. Heyyyyyy, I think I love you. So what am I so afraid of? I’m afraid that I’m not sure of…how … Read more

See, this is why we can’t have nice things. Like salads.

I recently got back the results of some bloodwork and was shown in black and white what I already knew.  I’ve gotta eat better and I’ve gotta exercise.  Fine. So I’m cleaning and I’m getting hungry and thinking about lunch and brain says, “Hey, you should have a salad”. Yeah, I should have a salad! … Read more

Birds are scary, I don’t care what you say.

I don’t know if it was something that was going to happen anyway or if it was something triggered by my viewing of Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ that sent me over the edge, but it’s here. I’m afraid of birds. I’m not birdophobic or anything, as is made obvious by my technical term “birdophobic”. I don’t … Read more

If someone tells you they’re a sociopath, run. Quickly.

My parents have been together since high school and are still going strong.  My grandparents were together until the day my Grandaddy passed away.  Sociopaths don’t run in my family.  I just assumed that my love life would be relatively uneventful.  I’d meet my guy, we’d fall in love, have babies and live happily ever … Read more

To flush or not to flush? The real facts about dumping old meds.

I’m a hoarder.  I’ve accepted it, I’ve admitted it and I’m working to remedy it.  In going through tons of stuff, I realized I’ve got medications that are older than my daughter.  My 8 year old daughter.  Sigh. I’m not a gross kind of hoarder; I don’t collect trash and my house isn’t covered in … Read more

I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

TL;DR I don’t always make good choices while in the grip of a panic attack. And now, the rest of the story… I’ve lived with anxiety and depression for so long now that I honestly don’t even remember what it feels like to be “normal”.  Seeing it in black and white that way is pretty … Read more

Little bit of background

So here’s the thing.  I’m late to the party and I know I’m late to the party. I always have been and it’s just not even something I think about anymore.  Except now, it might actually work against me.  Everybody has a blog!  EVERYBODY!  I have a friend who has a blog for her cat. … Read more