Health, Mental Health, Personal, Uncategorized

Mental Health Part One – A Long-Term Problem

This is the first in a multi-part series dealing with mental health issues and impact that mental illness has on disability. Once upon a time, and not that long ago at all, I woke up on a coldish spring morning and the first thought in my head was "I shouldn't be alive anymore." I was… Continue reading Mental Health Part One – A Long-Term Problem

Abuse, Health

The Right of Body Autonomy

Sometimes, when you have a disability, other people feel that they have a right to control or affect your body in ways that are unnecessary, unhelpful, and at times even painful, emotionally and physically. Strangers pat us on the head in public, acquaintances we don’t know too well hug us, and sometimes people provide physical… Continue reading The Right of Body Autonomy

Health

9 Healthy Habits for Uncertain Times

When things in the world get difficult and seem a little hopeless, it can be easy to forget about self-care. Things in the political world are in flux right now and that can make some of us pretty worried and stressed out about the future. In situations like this, it's important to put self-care first so… Continue reading 9 Healthy Habits for Uncertain Times