Supervised and Unsupervised Spiraling Down

Possible triggers: suicide, violence, abuse. One of the toughest responsibilities of a parent is to realize where their guidance falls short. But for that to be done successfully they need to be willing to be critical of themselves based on the feedback they receive from their children. I remember asking my father why I didn’tContinue reading “Supervised and Unsupervised Spiraling Down”

Let’s Talk About Suicide — Mental Illness is My Superpower

Possible trigger topics: self-harm, suicide September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, and the rates are rising.  Our young people are especially vulnerable.  Fifty percent of lifetime mental illness begins by age 14.  Suicide is […]Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Suicide — Mental Illness is My Superpower”

A Series of Unfortunate Diagnoses

I have always said that I’ve been living my life in 0s and 1s. That was long before I realized I was bipolar and borderline. Since I turned 16 it has been extremely hard for me to isolate any periods of pure happiness in my life. In 2014 however, I realized that the 0s hadContinue reading “A Series of Unfortunate Diagnoses”

Who am I?

I don’t know but… I live in Athens, Greece and I am a PhD Student at the University of Athens on Program Analysis. My major was Computer Science. This blog is the result of my need to express myself and share my experiences with people who are interested in mental health. I am a diagnosedContinue reading “Who am I?”