Just Like You

Just like you


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

The beast

I started having anxiety attacks at a very young age. I can’t remember any of the details, but I distinctly remember feeling like my mind was leaving my body....

Sep 18, 2019

My Purpose Picked Me

Pick a color. Pick a date. Pick a card, any card. The mere mention of the word “pick’” used to make me cringe. As an avid writer, filmmaker, stand-up...

Jun 20, 2018

I’m tired of wondering if the next call is the last call

I’m tired. I’m tired of worrying about you. I’m tired of wondering if the next call...

May 30, 2018

The biggest club in the world

Please don’t be ashamed of your mental health. I’m not suggesting you stand up and shout it from the roof tops, but at...

Oct 24, 2017

Postpartum anger

I don’t have postpartum depression. I have the pamphlet in my hand from my doctor’s office and I only have one symptom - worry about harming my baby. Nothing...

May 30, 2017

Dear Parents

Dear Parents, I know it must be hard to deal with kids who have cognitive disorders and how a parent has to struggle daily to get the care, needs and...

Sep 27, 2016

My current fight: For long term care

So you'll have to read my first blog post for this one to make sense.  I'm kind of devastated right now, but I...

Sep 9, 2016


It's November, I'm sitting in a hospital bed around one in the morning. An ambulance has brought me here. I stared out the back window as we were bouncing...

Aug 26, 2016

The need to connect

Diagnosed with depression at the age of 21. Was on small doses of meds and life went on. At the age of 35, I got real low and I...

Aug 18, 2016

The natural instinct to talk

"David, there's no switch to flick. There's no cure for what you have. You're depressed and you have to invest time talking about...

Aug 8, 2016

My piece of paper

At the age of 21, I was diagnosed with depression. I was put on small doses of meds.  And life went on. At the the age of 35, I got real...

Aug 1, 2016