Sparklle L. Rainne is a content writer of nine years who resides in Portland, Oregon. A passion for providing accessible mental health information is what drove them to become a writer and specialize in mental health topics. Their educational background is in psychology and sociology. Sociology is defined as "the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior." In other words, sociology looks at the ways in which our lives, thoughts, and behaviors are informed by the structures, groups, organizations, and societies we exist within.
Sparklle brings this to their work by emphasizing that there's no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health and acknowledging the ways in which the structures that exist in the world inform our lives. Sparklle is open about their own mental health and life experience.Their favorite topics to write about include LGBTQIA+ topics, eating disorders, OCD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationships, and PTSD.
My Philosophy On Mental Health & Wellness
I believe that, when we have maladaptive coping mechanisms, it's important to acknowledge that they once served a purpose. When we use this framework, we take the shame away and can replace the unhealthy coping mechanisms that hurt us with ones that are supportive of our unique needs and well-being by asking, "How can I meet this need in a healthier way?"
My favorite affirmation for extending compassion to yourself if you struggle with an eating disorder, a substance use disorder, or any other similar concern is, "you did the best you could with what you had." Healing isn't linear, but getting to a better place is most certainly possible. You are not broken. Different approaches work for different people, and it's okay if you need to ask for help more than once to find the right fit.
My favorite thing about BetterHelp is that it makes finding specialized care easier. No matter how you find it, you deserve a provider who understands you.