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The importance of a support network

Mental Illness

The importance of a support network

If you struggle with mental illness, the phrase “just talk to me about it” might make you roll your eyes, simply due to...

Sep 16, 2020

I Did My Job: The truth about PTSD

*TRIGGER WARNING* Given the circumstances that were absolutely beyond my control, I did my absolute best in a situation that was a no-win situation,...

Aug 5, 2020

A little white pill

~ My poetic thoughts on finally taking the brave step and trying medication… ~ In this orange container, lies a little white pill.  Apparently if I take it, it will...

Jul 22, 2020

I’m not sorry and I shouldn’t have to be

I thought the most difficult part about having a mental illness would be telling people I had a mental illness. I was wrong....

Jul 15, 2020

Sometimes I leave, but I always come back

My name is Coconut Heels. At various times, I visit this wondrous, bizarre, vibrant and frightening place. You may have visited as well....

Jun 17, 2020

I Just Need 1 Person to Believe in Me

The walls are crumbling, I’m hurt The ocean is wild; I’m gasping for air The dark clouds hover into my world And nobody even cares. My mind...

Jun 3, 2020

What if

"What If" - two of the most dangerous words for a person with anxiety. ( -- Landsberg) Because those words, like liquor to the alcoholic, won't let her maintain her...

May 6, 2020

For Real This Time

I can only take so much Before I begin to explode Trigger points, panic attacks, And PTSD episodes.   After facing trauma, That involves a serious threat, A person needs to heal, Until a certain threshold is...

Apr 22, 2020

What I call an ‘almost’: My first visit with my psychotherapist

So my first visit with my psychotherapist, how did it go? It was amazing! I was early, very...

Apr 1, 2020

‘Anticipatory grief’: Dealing with unknowns in wake of the coronavirus pandemic

This is a follow-up story to a previous piece written by...

Mar 31, 2020

‘These are different times’: Mental illness and self-isolation

Self-isolation can be triggering for someone suffering from mental illness. At the time of writing this, I’m...

Mar 21, 2020

I don’t want to be

About a year or so ago I read a Facebook post that explained what it was like to have anxiety to a friend. I searched and searched for that...

Mar 11, 2020