Tears creep down my cheeks as I recall my “rock bottom” story with depression and anxiety. Not a time I enjoy recalling but my story needs to be shared, in hopes of helping someone who may need this message. Years ago, I began losing my zest for life. Favorite activities with family and friends … Continue reading My Rock Bottom Story
The Challenge with Discussing Emotions What does it mean to show too much emotion? What does it mean to show too little? When discussing emotions and emotional regulation we tend to shift in the direction of extremes— the circumstances that reveal either lack of control or not showing any at all. What we find when … Continue reading Understanding the Strengths in Utilizing Your Emotions
It’s the wee morning hours as I write this, the first hints of light peeking over the horizon. I have my usual cup of tea beside me (an Irish Breakfast Tea if anyone was wondering). This post will be shorter, and it won’t contain much research, links, or words of advice. It’s meant to … Continue reading Introduction [Men & Mental Health Series]
Dear Daddy, I wanted to write you a letter as it is not always easy to put into words my appreciation for all you have done for me. Firstly, thanks for believing in me when I sometimes did not believe in myself. You are one of the kindest most generous men I know. Thanks for … Continue reading A letter to the person who helped me with my depression
I’ve been through a ton of ups and downs in the last year and one of my biggest focuses has been around Self-Care. How do I take care of myself while still being successful? Hustling and growing my business as an entrepreneur. I like to think I’ve done a great job at it. But the … Continue reading Self-Care Looks Different Every Day
I have so many people who help me through my depression, and anxiety, My best friend, my parents, even my Godchildren, it would be hard to pick just one to write a letter to. As I have been thinking about this, another question came to my mind, that question is “Who has the greatest influence … Continue reading A Letter To The Person Who Helped Me Through My Depression
I was at an event recently and someone said something that got my attention. In that moment, I didn’t know how to respond in the moment – so here it is now. The question was asked… “Why is it the happiest people – comedians especially – commit suicide?” This got me thinking back to a … Continue reading Why The “Happiest” People Commit Suicide
My biggest fear is birds that’s what I tell people who ask me “THAT” question. While it’s true that I have a major fear of birds it’s not my biggest fear. That would be loneliness. That I may end up dying alone. I am an only child, and I am single. The questions go through … Continue reading What is Loneliness? And how do we prevent it?
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In the past month, I’ve gotten several messages asking me for advice regarding how to handle the one-year anniversary of their child’s suicide attempt. My heart breaks for the parents sending the emails – and for the children who went through the experience. I’m not a parent… But I am the person on the other … Continue reading How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt