Mental health

Adventures Applying for Disability

The last time I worked a shift as a nurse was in November 2019. Since then, I've been unable to work because of my depression, and specifically because of psychomotor retardation. I didn't want to apply for disability until it got to the point that I was quite sure I wasn't going to be able… Continue reading Adventures Applying for Disability

Homelessness and mental health infographic from the Homeless Hub
Mental health, Social justice

We All Deserve a Roof Over Our Heads

Risk factors for homelessness According to the Homeless Hub, 30-35% experiencing homelessness have a mental illness.  Among women, that figure jumps to 70%.  How does society allow this to happen to some of our most vulnerable people?  Housing is a basic fundamental need that all people should be able to access.  Why are people with… Continue reading We All Deserve a Roof Over Our Heads

stacks of coins growing
Mental health

Can Money Facilitate Happiness?

nattanan23 on Pixabay We've all heard that money can't buy happiness.  But is there some sort of relationship between money and happiness?  And if so, what does that look like, and can money facilitate happiness? Meeting basic needs Clearly, it takes money to meet our most basic needs like food and shelter.  When those basic… Continue reading Can Money Facilitate Happiness?

on the job graphic
Mental health

How to Manage Working with a Mental Illness Disability

"So, what do you do for work?"  That's a pretty standard, run of the mill question if you're meeting someone for the first time, and one of the reasons why I dislike being around people.  In our society, adults are expected to work, and if you don't, that is considered unusual unless you fall into… Continue reading How to Manage Working with a Mental Illness Disability

piggy bank

Options to Make Money Blogging

AbsolutVision on Pixabay Chronic illness, whether it's mental or physical, can make it hard to hold down a full-time job, or even a job at all.  Over the last year I haven't been able to work much, and while luckily I've still got a fairly substantial amount of savings, I've started looking at alternate ways… Continue reading Options to Make Money Blogging