Information, experience, and opinions from a mental health professional navigating the mental health system. Discussion and comments are encouraged, but abuse will not be tolerated. This blog is a safe space.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Welcome to Insight!
I will be telling you more about myself as I get further into this blog. I have a Master’s of Social Work degree, and worked for 8 years in inpatient forensic mental health. I left because I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. I was also born with Cerebral Palsy. My diagnosis with MDD was the result of being placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold, having become suicidal during a depressive episode. Being hospitalized was one of the best things that could have happened to me. I was finally getting the help, not to mention the diagnosis, I needed. I will write more of my story bit by bit, but that’s where I’m starting, and what I believe qualifies me to write about this topic.
Insight Outside In will touch on many different topics. I am a social worker at heart, and a social justice advocate. I am sure my political views will come through. I will talk about my struggles and how I get through them. I’ll talk about what works for me, and what doesn’t. I encourage you, always, to take what I write, and think about what you can apply to your own life.