Scroll down to read the latest Nerve 10 blog posts. This is more than just a mental health blog. It's an exposition of the beauty and frailty, and the chaos and synchronicity, that is tucked away, hidden in the everyday moments of life.
The mental health writing here on Nerve 10 is an exposition of the thoughts, feelings, and movements we often fail to see because they are so deeply a part of who we are.
Nerve 10 is about using mental health writing as a tool to bring you back to the raw, everyday meaning of mental health.
Nerve 10, also known as "cranial nerve X", "CN X" or the "vagus nerve," is about the interconnections of mental health.
The Internet is overflowing with information detailing the negative aspects of mental health. Where are the stories of the everyday experiences of thoughts, emotions, and feelings in the body?
Does something need to be an official mental health diagnosis to have an impact on a person's life?
That's not the reality of mental health for most people. And it's not the reality because we don't talk about mental health the way we talk about physical health.
Much of what is written about mental health is scary and sensational. And there is no bigger driver of fear than the unknown.
It's time to make it known. It's time to talk about the meaning behind mental health.
There will come a day when we talk about anxiety, depression, paranoia, fear, hope, happiness, anger, shame, and excitement in the same way that we talk about broken bones or heart disease.
After all, after nerve 10 finds it way down from the brain, it eventually connects to the heart.