We All Need Somebody to Lean On

I remember the moment I realized my mental illness was a joke. On August 14th, 2011 I was in Door County, Wisconsin with a group of my high school friends. For those of you who are not familiar with Door County, think of it as the Hampton’s of the upper Midwest. Although I knew a […]

Wearing Pigtails and Hoarding Movie Tickets: Living with OCD

In order to figure out where my future could go with HSAM, it turned out I had to start by digging deeper into my past. I want to start by telling you about the bain of my existence in Catholic elementary school: card changes. Did anyone else have these? It was a discipline system made […]

Getting Tested

The word “test” has meant a lot of different things in my life. As a student it was taking an exam in history or math to measure  how much I had retained from class lectures and homework assignments. As a competitive figure skater, testing meant skating in front of a panel of judges who determined […]

Inside My Head

What does it look like inside your head? I am asked this very question a lot in interviews, especially by psychologists. The first time I asked myself this question was when I started watching Disney Channel’s Lizzie McGuire. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show, we see Lizzie, a blonde, bubbly middle […]

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