Mental Illness is a Cunt.

I know I’ve been absent, and I fully intend to complete the “Don’t Be That Douche” series. But I’m not coming back with excuses or dishonesty.  So in the immortal words of Rick Sanchez, “And away we go!”

I’ve been crippled with my anxiety, which has been a lifelong battle.  My PTSD flare only exacerbated the situation, and then depression set in… Triple threat.  Sometimes I feel like I can do anything, other times the sky is falling and I need a place to hide.  There hasn’t been a whole lot of in between. Some, but not enough.

I do apologize if I’ve left friends hanging in texts, Messenger or in Instagram DMs.  The truth is I have severe anxiety checking my messages. Some of it is due to the reasons (screencaps and all) I’ve shared very publicly.  But there is a lot that I don’t share. Either because it’s too painful or I don’t want to spam your timeline with the near-constant onslaught of harassment.  I fight back. I really do. But every once in a while it seems to pile up and collapse on me.

I do want to say that I appreciate all of the support I get when I share about it more than you’ll ever know.  It helps me tremendously. More than I can articulate right now.

I’ve also been trying to stay busy with finishing up my book, “The Art of the Sexy Selfie,” which turned out to be a much bigger project than I anticipated.  But I couldn’t be happier with the result. I also have a couple of other projects in the works including a free mini-course, a full-fledged course, and webinars. Me, on camera… Live video even.  Eeek!!! I’m new to that, so there’s a learning curve, but I’m confident that I will slay and soon!

But I do want to get back to the blog as well because I value each and every one of you that takes time out of their day to read it.  It’s very much appreciated. But don’t worry, the “Don’t Be That Douche” series will be continued. There’s such a wealth of personal experience to draw on, and it would be a shame not to.

To everybody battling mental health issues; I see you, I believe you, and I stand with you.  Keep fighting. I will do the same. I couldn’t be more comforted and relieved with the support I have found here.


Much love,


Cortney J.