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Hi! This is my little slice of the internet! I'm not 100% sure why I decided I wanted to make an official blog- maybe it's born of my want to help people and make even the slightest change, maybe it's because my hand hurts when I'm trying to write journal entries. Who knows? Not me!

My name is Shayla and I'm 28 years old. I was diagnosed with depression when I was a young teen and as I grew older, I had anxiety, borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder added to the roster. While my mental health has been a huge source of problems in my life, I've also experienced numerous traumatic events and hardships- and I continue to work through them to this day.

Whether you're here to understand mental health better, here to remind yourself that you're not alone in your struggles or any reason in-between: welcome.

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Where Does Guilt Go?

Before I became who I am now I was someone unrecognizable. I was cold, cruel, petty and vindictive. Sometimes I hurt people for fun. I...

Beat Quarantine Boredom

Feeling bored is a seriously unpleasant state of being. It can make time drag on, and then when this happens, your mind can start to...

Coping with BPD- Chapter 1

I’ve decided to do thorough note taking while I go through my mental health workbooks and I figured I’d share. This is from Coping with...

Self Isolation: Keep Sane!

So it's the end of the world. Okay okay, maybe not, but things have gotten pretty wild. We're living in totally unprecedented times...

Love It or Hate It?: Therapy.

The other day I had a friend request to chat about what it is he should be looking to get from therapy and, really, that's a great...

When Trauma Hides

I had two major realizations in the last couple of days. I'm reading Building a Life Worth Living by Marsha Linehan for the second time...

Sickness & Side Effects.

Hey, everyone! I know I've been sort of slacking on updates. That's entirely my bad. I've been fully in whomp whomp mode as I like to...

Shayla & The Other Hospital

I haven't been doing well, ya'll. I wish I could say that being hospitalized helped and that the psychiatrists, the medication, the...

Please Recognize Me. Please.

Today I'm angry. I'm frustrated, I'm upset. I'm a lot of things. Today I feel let down by the mental health system for a handful of...

Shayla & The Hospital

Hey, everyone! I've been pretty stagnant on social media compared to how I generally am aka shitposting about my life endlessly via...

Treatment

Hey, everyone. I hope you're doing well! Myself? Not doing so hot. If I'm being completely honest- I'm doing about as poorly as I could...

Maybe I'm Growing

For those close to me, it's not shocking for me to put it out there that I'm a whirlwind of emotions. It's safe to say that sometimes,...

Manifest That Shiiii-

Hey! For those who read my post yesterday- yikes, I was having a not so great day lol. Sometimes bad days are sparked by an event, but...

Be Your Own Dang #1

I'd say this topic is good for those with metal health illnesses and for those without: Prioritize your own self, goddamnit all. ...

A Foggy Place

Mental health stuff is always hanging over me- it feels like if it's not one thing, it's another. It comes with the territory of dealing...

Let's Talk About Triggers

I think most everyone knows what a trigger is- thanks to the "TRIGGERED" meme. The triggered meme doesn't bother me much considering...

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