Category Archives: Issues

Long Term Illness

Being sick and having a disbility is often a terrible combination. The “bug” and disability feed off each other. When you are really or sick for a long time, it is even worse. The interaction with the disability becomes debilitating.  … Continue reading

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Memories

Memories are a essential component to functioning. With each experience we form memories, some good and others bad. Sometimes people go through emotionally traumatizing experiences. The memories haunt them, sometimes worsening mental health issues. When this happens, the pain can be so … Continue reading

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Who I Am

Did you ever think that I am who I am because I have gone through hell? No, you do not. You assume that I do not understand hardship when I say life is hard, accept it. Yet, life’s struggles have … Continue reading

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Hardship & Assumptions

You assume I have not experienced hardship because I have a good life. Yet, you do not know the hardship I have lived through. You assume I have not because I have a good job and nice apartment. You do … Continue reading

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The Same But Not

Each day we experience new situations. We evaluate the situation, looking for similarities and differences. We apply what we have learned from previous situations. For me, I have to start from scratch for every new situation. Every situation is new to … Continue reading

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Being Yourself

People say you should be yourself. You should not worry about being judged or hated. People will accept you for who you are. Yet, when you are yourself, you are judged. No matter what you do, someone finds something wrong. … Continue reading

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Life Line

I started seeing a psychologist every few weeks from last December to mid April. The bullying and stigma at work had become overwhelming. I had seriously thought about quitting my job twice. However, I was able to overcome my struggles. … Continue reading

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Summer Camp

This past school year, I worked as a elementary before/after school teacher. I am currently working at a summer camp for elementary school students in the district I work at. It is essentially a full day version of my regular … Continue reading

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Depression & Suicidal Ideation

After my dad, a ophthalmologist, finished his fellowship, he got a job in Colorado. We moved from Kansas to Colorado, arriving two weeks before the school year started. I was entering seventh grade and was very unhappy about the move. … Continue reading

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Social Acceptance

http://www.today.com/parents/autistic-girls-broken-cheeseburger-goes-viral-after-kind-waitress-saves-1C9124679 Going to a restaurant is always a huge worry for parents of autistic children. It is a place that requires one to be socially adept, process information well, and cope with sensory stimulation. A autistic child can struggle with each … Continue reading

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