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Melissa K. McCarthy · 10M ago

Eating Disorder Recovery: My Ten Year Journey

Last week, I spent my first night in this new apartment. Storage totes lined up in the livingroom and bedroom. Piles of items to sort and find a place for. With the chaos of moving, I spent ...
Melissa K. McCarthy · 10M ago

Him’s My Lissa: My Life as a Nanny

Imagine having three boys and hiring a babysitter. Now, imagine one day offering your babysitter a place to crash and she takes you up on it. Then, imagine that four years later she was call...
Melissa K. McCarthy · 10M ago

Winter Driving Tips from a Wisconsinite

As a Cheese State native, I consider myself a highly experienced winter driver. It would be wrong of me to keep my winter driving tips to myself. Driving in winter weather takes practice and...
Melissa K. McCarthy · 10M ago

How Anxiety Made Me a Better Person

At five-years-old, I was thrust into the public education system and endured a year in a kindergarten classroom. A huge, ugly square of carpet divided into smaller squares with electrical ta...
Melissa K. McCarthy · 11M ago

Christmas Music Playlist

Happy December! I have been waiting for this month for eleven months. There are many things to love about the holidays, but the music ties it all together. Growing up, we always seemed to ha...
Melissa K. McCarthy · 1Y ago

12 Hour Shifts: Survival Guide

January marks four years working 12 hour shifts in Inpatient Behavioral Health. There are days I love the hours and the pros always seem to outweigh the cons. Over the last four years, I hav...
Melissa K. McCarthy · 1Y ago

Knott’s Scary Farm: A Lesson in Mental Health

Knott’s Scary Farm VR attraction serves as a lesson in the portrayal of mental illness, but the social media response is far scarier than the attraction. Although I’m still fairly new to thi...
Melissa K. McCarthy · 1Y ago

‘No Kidding, Me Too’ and the Mental Health Stigma

  The mental health stigma is all around us. Maybe working in the field leaves me more in-tune to it, but it’s there. It’s in the judgements people make out loud. Man, he belongs in a loony ...
Melissa K. McCarthy · 1Y ago

My List of Pet Peeves

Before I dive into this post, I need to note I am a patient person. It takes a lot to get on my nerves, but some things find those nerves a little faster than others. Someone suggested I wri...
Melissa K. McCarthy · 1Y ago

How to Buy a Car

I began driving 17 years ago. My first car was Volkswagen Quantum. My vehicle journey started there and took me on a wild ride. I’ve owned a few junk cars including a Chevy Lumina, Nissan Ma...