mental health

5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Divorce

5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Divorce

Divorces and breakups are some of the most traumatizing experiences that we can have. However, there’s almost always life lessons associated with them if we’re willing to look. Here are 5 of the biggest things I’ve learned a few years after my divorce.

The Pitfalls of Social Media and Mental Health: A Personal Story

The Pitfalls of Social Media and Mental Health: A Personal Story

The dangers of social media on mental health has been abound in the news lately, but recently I discovered them the hard way. Of course, I’d experienced the frustration and angst that goes along with some interactions over the internet, and I’d had some disparaging remarks thrown at me in the past, but never have I felt my mental health deteriorate so rapidly and from such an onslaught.

A Mirror and Its Reflection - A Look Inside Bipolar Disorder

A Mirror and Its Reflection - A Look Inside Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a widely-known mental health illness, but it's still often misunderstood, and the stigma surrounding it is very real. Using a two-part spoken word piece A.S. Minor attempts to shed light on it in this article. STAND UP TO STIGMA.

5 Realistic Expectations When Dating My Mental Illness

5 Realistic Expectations When Dating My Mental Illness

What is it really like to date someone with mental health issues? Here are 5 realistic expectations when dating my mental illness.

Mental Health Fuels the Faithless: A Personal Journey

Mental Health Fuels the Faithless: A Personal Journey

"At a young age, I lost my faith, I gained an addiction, and I've been searching my whole life to reverse the two." This is a short glimpse into my journey of mental health and religion.

Mental Health and The Stigma Within Ourselves

Mental Health and The Stigma Within Ourselves

Though society has come a long way, the stigma surrounding mental health is still very real, but what role do we, as those dealing with mental illness, play in keeping it alive?

Pokemon Go and Its Effects on Mental Health

Pokemon Go and Its Effects on Mental Health

Pokemon Go has not only been a tremendous blow in the fight to end childhood obesity, but it is a giant leap in helping mental health.

"It's Not That Simple" - Behind The Scenes

"It's Not That Simple" - Behind The Scenes

If you deal with mental health issues and take medication, then you might understand what I'm talking about. This is my inspiration behind that specific poem. 

"You Are Not Alone" - Behind The Scenes

"You Are Not Alone" - Behind The Scenes

I wrote "You Are Not Alone" for me as much as I wrote it for you. Mental illness can be a very dark place for some people, and it helps to know that, even if you can't see them, there's someone else in the darkness with you.

"They Say" - Behind The Scenes

"They Say" - Behind The Scenes

If you weren't aware, one of my poems was selected to be featured on Upworthy.com. It's entitled, "They Say," and is on the subject of suicide awareness. This was my inspiration behind that poem.