In my honest opinion, I believe that everyone, at some point, has experienced caregiver burnout. Also, I believe that there are more cases of caregiver burnout than we'd like to admit too - meaning it's a lot more common than we think. I know for me personally, I've experienced caregiver burnout an amplitude of times … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is estimated that 1 in 3 seniors will die due to Alzheimer’s (or another form of dementia). In addition, more than 5 million of Americans are living with this disease. But what exactly is it? Alzheimer’s is defined as “progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
What is schizophrenia?
SAD is defined as a depression that occurs at the same time each year during seasonal changes.
Time To Change is a U.K. based organization to help end the stigma and discrimination against mental illness. Their web-site provides information and links to help those who want to get involved, whether they've been personally affected by mental illness or not. The web-site provides resources such as pamphlets, booklets, posters, and more to help … Continue reading Time To Change – U.K.
“Today’s a great day. I can and I will.”
#10. Don’t be afraid to tell your story, you never know who’s out there that’s listening and may need to hear it.
For those who don't have a mental illness, it's hard to imagine what those who do have one go through. Although it's possible to go online and read about different mental illnesses and learn about the different symptoms and what each illness is, I've always found that the best way to learn about mental illness … Continue reading This Indecisive Brain of Mine
Have you ever felt like you're living in a dream? Or see yourself from the outside of your body? I'm sure at some point or another you've experienced some sort of version of this - I'm certain I have. So what exactly is this feeling called? It's called depersonalization disorder - that is, when those … Continue reading Depersonalization Disorder
Before doing something impulsively, many of us are able to control our urge to want to do it. However, those who suffer froma impulse control disorder (or ICD) cannot - putting them at higher risk for harming themselves or others. Some formal ICDs include: pathological gambling (PG), kleptomania, trichotillomania (TTM), compulsive skin picking, and more. … Continue reading Impulse Control Disorders (ICD)