Bipolar, Depression, Personal History

Why I went from a twenty-year career in education to working as a barista…

Update at the end of the article. Teacher burnout is real, yo! “More than 41% of teachers leave the profession within five years of starting…” I can tell you that I wanted out of the profession before my five-year mark. Instead, I continued to teach, trying to find loopholes to have a reprieve in order to mentally and physically… Read More Why I went from a twenty-year career in education to working as a barista…

Bipolar, Depression, Society, Stigma

Stop Strengthening the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Mental health is no joke. You’re such a psycho. You’re so bipolar. What a schizo! begins to boil. They are meant to be hurtful due to the stigma that already surrounds them. However, using the terms in this way undermines the diagnoses of such conditions that many people struggle with. As John Slick says, this… Read More Stop Strengthening the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness