Kiki at CafePress: Yay or Nay?

Animals, Cat Break, Cat Stories, Cats, Kiki, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell

cafekikitricolor72Well, I just opened up a cafepress store apparently. heh.

http://www.cafepress.com/kristinbell

I wanted to share my Kiki images with the world! Actually, I was looking at Hello Kitty flip

Where There’s Snow There’s Ice!

Backyard, Birds, Footprints, Ice, Iceicle, Kristin Bell, Nature, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Photography, Portland, Snow, Trees, Vancouver, Washington

A few more snow pics to share…actually some ice too!

icicleleaves

It seems we can’t ever just get snow. Eventually we end up getting ice and ice rain and it makes a huge mess of things. If people only had to drive in the snow that would be one thing, but the ice is impossible. They actually have to close

We Have SNOW!!!

Kristin Bell, Nature, Pacific Northwest, Portland, Snow, Trees, Vancouver, WA, Washington, Weather

bigfallingsnowtree

Okay, I know this isn’t exciting to many people, but it is pretty exciting around here when we get snow! We’ve had our first real storm of the Winter here in the Pacific Northwest and even down here in the Portland area Banana Belt, we have gotten almost

A New Superstar: ISSA

Africa, French, Friends, Hip-Hop, Issa, Kristin Bell, Music, Music Video, Pop, Portland, Senegal, Singing

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Hey Everybody!

I wanted to let you all know about my friend, Issa. Issa and I worked together in the computer labs at school for years and he is an awesome guy with a lot of ambition and talent. He’s been pursuing his music dreams and is about to hit it big! His music

Suicide

Acceptance, Alcoholics, Anti-depressants, Anxiety, Ativan, Bipolar, Counselor, Cry, Dead, Depression, Fat Hatred, GBLT, Kristin Bell, Manic-Depressive, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mood Stabilizers, Panic Attacks, Psych Meds, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Self-Injury, Suicide, Support System, Surviving, Xanex, Zoloft

I’m just going to say it: GOD DAMN DEPRESSION!!! It is so horrible that words cannot describe it, right? You know what I am saying. And, at this moment, I have no idea how many people out there are thinking about or attempting suicide. It is the great loss, the tragic loss…every suicide. I’ve tried wrapping my head around it. Tried thinking of it as someone’s way out of pain, but the truth is, each attempt, every moment spent toiling over it: TRAGIC.

I know that it feels like the only way to relieve the pain. Looking back on my own suicidal ideation and attempts, I can only wonder: WHAT WAS I THINKING!?! Okay, I know what I was thinking…tired. tired of being tired. tired of having this huge pain that I couldn’t really describe, this unending sorrow swallowing me whole. Tired of being a failure, and broke, and stupid, ugly, horrible, disgusting, friendless, and every other bad thing I could think to call myself. But, I don’t know, mostly I didn’t even care if I lived or died. These few pills will take away the pain? Okay, I’ll be dead and it won’t matter anymore. My big dillema was getting rid of my body without horrifying other people.

Snow on the Blog Again! Yay!

Kristin Bell, Snow

Look everybody! If you notice, it is snowing again on my blog! Yay! Such a cool thing about WordPress is that when winter comes the blogs can snow!!! hehe. Yippee!!!

Poll Time Again!

Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Polls, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia

Notes on Schizophrenia: Probability/Social Aspects

Allies, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, Friends, Haldol, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Problems, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Surviving, Violence

So, schizophrenia sounds like a really friggin’ scary deal, and, it kind of is, but the odds are that you probably will not develop it. Interestingly enough, schizophrenia effects about 1 percent of the population worldwide according to most statistics. There also seems to be little variation to the 1 percent figure. In other words, developing and developed countries seem to have the same rates of illness. It seems that there is not one place that has more or less of the disease.

Here are some other figures provided by narsad.org,