Category: Mental Health

  • Productivity

    Productivity

    ************************* I have struggled with this a lot since becoming chronically ill, and even more so since the pandemic started. Sometimes I need the reminder. Other safe stuff HERE. If you love my stories and comics, check out my Patreon page. You can support my work and get unique rewards! This comic is available as a print! Along with […]

  • Purpose

    Purpose

    ********************************* Okay, so this one isn’t exactly fluff, but ideally it’s not a downer either. Despite my resolve to post fluff as often as possible through all this, I have been … struggling. My old friend depression has been circling. Which is not particularly surprising, given everything. So if you’ve been wondering why the comics dropped […]

  • Number 4

    Number 4

    I’ve had a fourth miscarriage. I drew journal comics to process the experience. I’ve decided I will post them here. I have written about miscarriage before, (first two here, comics drawn after the third one here and here) and I don’t think I can do it again. Not like that. To do that, you have […]

  • Things To Do

    Things To Do

    ********************************* Ten years ago I was diagnosed with depression (although I believe I had it much longer—from way back in my childhood). I started medication and went to therapy. It took a really long time and lots of two-steps-forward-one-step-backs, but a couple of years ago I reached a point where I didn’t need medication to […]

  • Hello, My Name is Grief

    Hello, My Name is Grief

    ********************************* So I had a third miscarriage. Each time is harder. They add together. The second miscarriage wasn’t only a miscarriage, it was the first miscarriage happening again as well as a new miscarriage. And now this miscarriage is the first miscarriage happening again, and the second miscarriage happening again, as well as a new […]

  • Impromptu, Not-Funny Thoughts About 2016, Life and Depression. Also Cats.

    Impromptu, Not-Funny Thoughts About 2016, Life and Depression. Also Cats.

    I have seen a lot of jokes and not-so-jokes about 2016 kicking humanity in the tender bits. It’s a bit weird for me because 2016 has been the best year of my life. (So far)…

  • The Costume Debacle

    The Costume Debacle
  • When Anxiety Attacks

    When Anxiety Attacks
  • I have a friend with an autoimmune disease, and I need your help.

    I have a friend with an autoimmune disease, and I need your help.

    I have a friend with an autoimmune disease. For anyone unfamiliar with how autoimmune diseases work and why having one sucks, it’s basically when all your white blood cells and other bits and pieces of your immune system are over-enthusiastic action-movie heroes who think ‘destroy everything’ is a mandatory step in the process of saving […]

  • Depression Lies

    Depression Lies

    Lately my depression has been close to the surface. It whispers things to me and manipulates me. It tries to make me believe that I am worthless. I want to write about it properly, but everything I put down seems wrong, and I end up in tangles. To have it swoop in and steal the […]