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Mental Illness

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

Depression isn’t just a punch

Depression isn’t just a punch, where you can wipe off your wound and keep going. It can knock you down for what feels...

Jan 15, 2020

Mental illness does not define me

“It’s my fault” is what I say to myself.  My oldest son, almost nine, was diagnosed with two types of anxiety disorders two...

Oct 30, 2019

No longer alone with my secret

I have always cried for no reason, felt sad for no reason and generally been unhappy. I thought it was because I was the...

Oct 23, 2019

Just like you

My name is Aida and I’m diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and a type of bipolar disorder. When I was a kid I was very introverted and it was hard...

Oct 16, 2019