- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Micro Look at Treatment Options.
- Individuals are MORE than their DSM Diagnosis.
- Dealing With Criticism When You have Mental Health Challenges
- How Self-Care Changes Lives
- My Experience with Neurodiversity and Friendships
Mental health and self-care should go together like peanut butter and jelly.
A creative blog with original artwork and my journey into psychology and starting a career in mental health care.
Who am I?
I am weird. I am not neurotypical and proud of this fact. I am both a watercolor artist and a mental health worker. I originally enrolled in college to major in art, but switched to a degree in Psychology when I quickly fell in love with the concepts and material. I am a licensed peer support specialist and have received my Bachelors in Psychology. I am also currently working on my Masters of Science in Clinical Social Work. I enjoy painting with watercolor mediums in my free time, and discussing important mental health issues and concerns that effect a diverse population of every day people.
I went through years of childhood medical neglect and have my own lived experience with diagnosis, so I do ask that you please be patient with me. My own experience has allowed me to continue reaching out to those in need of support. This website is going to be a mix of my own original unusual artwork which I consider my form of self-care, and diving into various subjects revolving around mental health, neurodiversity and Psychology.
I am currently working on creating a tarot deck and am hoping to eventually write a book discussing the real world concerns and impacts of adult ADHD. I have a deep interest in abnormal psychology and have spent countless years studying various diagnostic criteria such as but not limited to; PTSD, ADHD, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, borderline personality disorder, trauma experiences, among others. I believe heavily in human centered trauma informed care, and believe everyone deserves to be talked to and treated like a human being, free from stigma and judgment. If nothing else I just want you to know; I hear you.
My art consists of a lot of weird monsters and strange concepts, I want to make this known first and foremost. My inspiration tends to flow from more obscure concepts, but comes from a deep place of internal healing and personal expression which is rooted in my own form of self-care. It has helped me heal. My art is created to provoke various feelings and emotions, but also it has been a large aspect of my own journey into mental health recovery. Creating different kinds of artwork is an outlet for me, but I truly enjoy sharing it with the world. I have sold work in various shows, conventions and sell commissioned watercolor pieces in my down time.
– Jeanine Comstock
QMHA, PSS, MSSW student
*I do work in the mental health field, but I am not
a doctor. Everything on this blog is
my own opinion and it is meant to be used as a
personal outlet. Edit