MY MENTAL HEALTH BLOG: Stories about battling PTSD and depression


mental health stories - THERAPY LOGS

REAL LIFE MENTAL HEATH Stories from my EMDR and talk therapy sessions

Ever wonder what it is like to go see a therapist? You are in luck, I have been taking detailed notes on each therapy sessions since I started with my new therapist.

MY EMDR story series

Below you will find all of my mental health related articles. If you would like to start from the beginning of the series you can start scroll down to the bottom of the list or click here - Mental health story report #1

learn more about my mental health background

If you would like to learn more about my mental health there will be more information below my stories.




My primary goal for this mental health blog is to help me through my struggles with PTSD and depression.   I am using this platform as a type of art therapy that will hopefully help me work through various issues that I am struggling with.   

Through the process of sharing my military stories and mental health stories I hope to help others who may be on a similar journey, or at least let you know that you are not alone.




All photographs in my therapy posts are taken while I am dictating the articles.   If I see something interesting or I take a nice picture I like to share it



  • Depression

  • Self destructive

  • Numbness

  • Over eating

  • Under eating

  • Addictive personality

  • Abusive negative inner voice

  • Pushing away relationships

  • Depression sleeping


  • Alcohol abuse - 1 year sober! :D

  • Back problems - Thanks to my HAMMOCK!

  • Currently in EMDR and talk therapy.

  • Cutting / Burning





my mental health stories frequently asked questions

Do your articles have affiliate links?

Yes, some articles contain affiliate links that help support the expenses associated with the site.

Can I submit my own story?

Absolutely, I would be honored to publish your story. You can submit your own story here.

Do you have other kinds of stories on your blog?

Since I use this blog as a creative outlet, from time to time there will be other types of blog posts related to my military career, hobbies and other interests.

Where can I learn more about you?

Click here for more information about me, and my blog.

What makes your mental health blog different from other mental health blogs?

Uh, they know what they are doing, and I do not. :P

How can I support your blog?

Share my content, and engage with me in the comment section.

Who does your drawing for your blog posts?

I do, if I am feeling up for it.


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