Mental Health & Pop Culture

Let It Go: Disney’s Frozen and Mental Health

Disney released Frozen at an interesting time during my life. Having grown up a devout Disney fan, I knew every classic up through Lilo & Stitch like the back of my hand. Then came high school, 9/11, and an intensification of my mental health issues that made Disney feel less appealing. Not to mention the… Continue reading Let It Go: Disney’s Frozen and Mental Health

Anxiety · OCPD

My Mental Health Diagnoses

Today is a more clinical post. While this blog explores the nature of living with mental health issues on a personal, anecdotal level, I thought I would take one post and share the diagnostic criteria behind my specific mental health issues (in order of diagnosis): generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality… Continue reading My Mental Health Diagnoses


An OCPD Take on Morality, Introversion, and Social Anxiety

I was in the passenger seat of the car, driving in front of a Target. The lot was just wide enough for three cars in front of the store, as per usual - we were passing on the side furthest from the store. A car approached from the other direction, and weaved towards our path… Continue reading An OCPD Take on Morality, Introversion, and Social Anxiety


Living With OCPD (Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder)

Ugh, pop culture. Let's get rid of this right out of the gate. OCPD is not OCD. Obessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an obsessive-compulsive disorder along with body dysmorphic disorder, hoarding disorder, trichotillomania, and excoriation disorder. They are a distinct category of disorder once part of the larger Anxiety class in the DSM that were separated into… Continue reading Living With OCPD (Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder)