Failure isn't fun. There's just no two ways about that. But what does that failure mean? I think that, particularly when mental illness is involved, it's easy to leap from "I failed at [X]" to "I'm a failure." But taking a step back, they're not really the same thing. Fear of failure Fear of… Continue reading Are You a Failure at a Task, or as a Person?
Last year, I started volunteering with a community services agency that leads workshops on suicide awareness, among other topics, in local high school classes. It's something that would be really important to me, if I actually felt capable of caring about anything. It's something I really would have enjoyed, had I not hated every minute… Continue reading Accepting Failure