Food For Thought:

“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t”

John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

Category: Getting There


As I sit here nearly choking to death on a single grain of rice, it occurs to me. This could be the end… Evidently (and perhaps to some of your dismay) it wasn’t, but still. It could have been. It Read more…


Yesterday I had my second intake session at the local Mental Health Center in which we came up with a treatment plan. If you’ve never had a treatment plan drawn up, it’s essentially a summarization of “why are you here to Read more…


So yesterday was exactly six years since my car accident. I knew it had happened September 20 something-or-another back in 2011, but it wasn’t until I was reviewing my old report from my neuro psych testing that I started to Read more…


“How long have I been asleep? Surely I must have dozed, because I see no other way that so very much time could have passed me by. 2,025 days- to be exact. 2,025 days of falling through that rabbit hole, Read more…


I suddenly have the urge to busy myself with literally anything other than writing this blog post. “I haven’t counted all my change or completely reorganized my entire room lately. I could binge watch all three seasons of Hannibal* or check out that Read more…


Why? From the age of three when our restless young minds simply must know why the sky is blue (at 3:27 in the morning, no less) to our early twenties when we’re eating a pint of ice cream on the Read more…


What makes you think you’re crazy? I find myself looking her in the eyes for the first time in the five minutes I’ve been in her office. I expect her to start laughing and tell me she’s just kidding. She doesn’t. I Read more…


I know you’re scared. It’s perfectly natural to be, Angela. It’s like you’ve spent years of your life asleep, and you’re just now waking up and trying to make sense of your surroundings. Trust me, I know what a bitch Read more…


A sailor can only weather so many a storm in his small and fragile vessel before accepting his fate lies in the vast unknown below him. The first hint of smooth sailing may seem promising, but a long enough calm Read more…


“Sometimes, when the stars align just right, everything works out. When you’re scared and alone, hope comes along.” One year ago, Brandon looked at me from across the small booth, concern in his eyes and patience in his voice. “We Read more…

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