What is this place?!

Parallel: Something identical or similar in an essential respect/Dichotomy: A division between two things that are entirely different.

Parallel Dichotomy is a Mental Health Blog aiming to help cultivate a culture of honesty, openness, and acceptance for those living with mental health diagnoses. Through sharing our triumphs, our struggles, and our truths, we can all help fight the stigma around mental illness and shine some light on mental wellness. This blog is a place to share stories, resources, and research, as well as community. Every single person on this planet is attempting to navigate this life to experience it to its fullest potential. Sometimes, life throws you curve balls. Like a diagnosis. Or trauma. Or loss. Or a difficult adjustment. It is incredibly challenging to accept those things and learn to live inspite of them, but it is possible. Whether you’re here because you are struggling, you have a diagnosis, someone you love is diagnosed, or you’re trying to learn more about the complexities of living with mental illness, welcome! This is a safe place to voice your questions and share your experiences. I’m very happy you stopped by! Poke around a bit, feel free to give a like, leave a comment, ask a question, or, if you’re really liking what you see, hit that subscribe button! Together, let’s learn to balance the light with the dark, the success with the suck, the triumphs with the trauma – Parallel Dichotomy is about holding two seemingly incompatible things in tension and learning to balance them. To find health and wellness in the midst of serious mental illness. Join me?

NOTE: Nothing posted on this site should be used in place of medical advice. Tools and skills shared here are shared from my personal experience and are things I have found to be helpful. I am not a therapist or a doctor or any other type of medical professional. I’m just sharing my story and any tricks I’ve picked up along the way in my own journey of recovery.