Tag: mental illness

Being Failed by the System – A Review of Time: The Kalief Browder Story

I began watching this story out of curiosity. I had heard of Kalief Browder’s story through social media, and I remember the post speaking of his mental health declining after countless days in solitary confinement. I was more concerned with the effects of solitary confinement at the time. Solitary confinement is something that I’ve constantly ...

My Story Published to The Mighty!

Hey Peeps!!!! A L Pitts here. I wanted to share with you my ‘official’ story. It has been published to one of my favorite sites, The Mighty. Click here to view my first contributing article! Share me! Repost me! Let’s get the When Your Brain Hurts project out there so we can gather more contributors!!   ...

Mental Health, Motherhood, Grief, and Loss

Trigger warning: miscarriage, depression, post-partum, grief, loss . . . . When you lose a child, it’s hard seeing others pregnant or with their babies. You want to be happy for them, but you have this emptiness that makes it difficult. You can’t help but feel jealous. And then you’re beating yourself up for feeling ...

Today Begins World Suicide Prevention Week! How Will You Be Spreading Awareness?

Hey Peeps!!!!!! I didn’t get a chance to do anything this year, but I wanted to share some photographs I took at a World Suicide Prevention Day event from two years ago. September 10th, 2015, I received the chance to work with the students of Georgia Military College to celebrate World Suicide Prevention Day! Together, we ...

Anxious Ramblings Entry #14 – So You’re Still Not Taking Me Seriously? (w/ voice memo)

  I filed for unemployment insurance benefits earlier this month. I know I wasn’t laid off, but I resigned due to the health issues I was having. I figured it was worth a try. Besides…I do have legit documentation. Caller: Ma’am, I’m calling to verify a few things with your unemployment insurance claim. Do you mind ...

Anxious Ramblings Entry #12 – The Day My Accommodations Were Compromised

First off,  I need to tell you that I had to quit my job and it wasn’t a planned event. Now, I will tell you the story… I wrote about working with my accommodations after I went through the humiliating process of requesting them through Human Resources. I spoke about how I was able to perform better and ...

Part TWO of My Neurofeedback Documentary is Here!!!!

TRIGGER WARNING: If you are triggered by any the following topics: depression, anxiety and hopelessness or if you are sensitive to these specific topics, I encourage you to take a break from reading this blog post and reach out to someone you trust to process your feelings and thoughts. If you or someone you know is ...