Since April was cancer awareness month, today I'll be sharing some tips on prevention and coping mechanisms for if a loved one has been diagnosed or fighting this hideous disease. Personally, I have lost many loved ones from cancer. However, the scariest part of all of it, for me at least, is that kids (yes … Continue reading Cancer Awareness Month
Author: Alexandrea Newton
My journey to recovery
"Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it's something that it doesn't get a day off." ~ Demi Lovato I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Monday December 16, 2013 (at around 5pm). It was a gloomy day, which I find … Continue reading My journey to recovery
How my mental health made me realize what career I wanted
The other day someone asked me what my ultimate goal is when I finish school. Without giving it a second thought, I responded with medical school. For seven years now I've said I wanted to go to medical school and become a doctor. I mean, all of the books I have my on "to read" … Continue reading How my mental health made me realize what career I wanted
Mental Health in The Media
It's no surprise that I'm a fan of Demi Lovato, and have been since as long as I can remember (back to the Camp Rock & Sonny With A Chance days). But when I heard she went into rehab for, at the time was told as, "physical and emotional issues," I was taken aback. To … Continue reading Mental Health in The Media
Alex’s New Years Resolution(s)
It's that time of the year where everyone reflects on the past year and the coming year. It's a time where people set goals for themselves in the hope that they'll accomplish them sometime throughout the new year. The only thing about New Years resolutions is that they're often failed within the first month of … Continue reading Alex’s New Years Resolution(s)
What to look for when suspecting skin cancer
Yesterday I wrote a post focusing on skin cancer and the risks associated with it, as well as some tips on how you can protect yourself from those harmful uv rays. In today's post, I'll be sharing my knowledge on what to you can do if you're suspecting skin cancer. Let's hope my nursing/medical knowledge helps … Continue reading What to look for when suspecting skin cancer
How to protect your skin from cancer
As most of us know, the largest organ in the human body is our skin. It covers the entirety of our body, composed of 3 layers; the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis (being ordered from superifical to deep). Because skin is the largest organ, it's exposed to a lot in our surrounding environment. The integumentary system serves three … Continue reading How to protect your skin from cancer
My friend is in a crisis, what do I do?
Similar to yesterday's post, which you can read here, today's post is about how you can help a friend/family member/loved one or someone in your life that is going through a crisis. Like I mentioned in my previous post (from yesterday), if your friend/family member/loved one/ the person who is going through a crisis is threatening … Continue reading My friend is in a crisis, what do I do?
My friend is refusing help, what can I do?
If you've ever had a family member, friend, or someone you know seek help for mental illness, you know that it's up to them to give consent for treatment. However, there are times when the ones that we love do not want to seek help. This makes it rather difficult for us and even more … Continue reading My friend is refusing help, what can I do?
Caregiver Burnout FAQ
Keeping in theme with yesterday's post, today I'll be going over some the of most frequently asked questions about caregiver burnout. I've decided that, because ther are so many questions that people may have, I'd pick the top three (3) and share them with you! 1. What is Caregiving? Caregiving is essentially caring for others. … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout FAQ