How can you protect your mental health during the holidays? This is such a good question. It can be hard. At times I struggle with this myself. Being back around extended family now after years away has made it harder. Excuse yourself to go to the bathroom if things get too overwhelming or there’s stress. … Continue reading How can you protect your mental health during the holidays?
There are a few things that I want my family and friends to know about my mental illness. Mine is panic attacks and anxiety. Gosh, there's so much that I'd like to tell them and you know what? Because of these two things a lot of times I can't get the words out or how … Continue reading A Letter To Family and Friends About Anxiety
Maybe you have a friend or a family member that you're concerned about. In the back of your mind, you wonder if they have an eating disorder. Today, I want to discuss some of the signs and symptoms. Please remember that they might not show any of these and still be struggling, but these are … Continue reading SIGNS OF AN EATING DISORDER
Have you ever heard of Hypochondria? It can also be called health anxiety disorder. It's where someone becomes obsessed with the idea of having a serious medical issue that's been undiagnosed. There's more than 200,000 cases in the US. Symptoms Symptoms of illness anxiety disorder involve preoccupation with the idea that you're seriously ill, based … Continue reading What is Hypochondria?
Let's take a look at Gaming Disorder. What is it? Well, Gaming Disorder is impaired control over gaming, increasing the priority given to the gaming over other activities. To the point, it takes precedence over other interest and daily activities and continues, or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences. I'm talking like … Continue reading What Is Gaming Disorder and How to Prevent It
Maybe you've just been diagnosed, family member or a friend with Bipolar disorder. It can be scary and it a confusing time. You might have no clue where to go for help, or what to expect. Today, let's take a look at what to look for in treatment plans. Successful treatment of bipolar disorder depends … Continue reading What To Look For In Bipolar Treatment
If you have a loved one or a friend suffering from an eating disorder there's no doubt you want to help them. I know when I was struggling with this as a pre-teen it was tough. You don't think anyone cares. They do. I was so lucky to have friends who saw something was wrong … Continue reading HOW TO HELP SOMEONE WITH AN EATING DISORDER
What should you do when a loved one is considering suicide? The first thing to do is not to think they're just blowing off steam by saying they want to die. Always. Always take it seriously. Yes, they might not mean they want to do anything, but we don't always know for sure. It's best … Continue reading What To Do If Someone You Love Is Considering Suicide
Have you ever thought that there might be some habits or things that you do at work that you might want to stop? Some might make you not as productive as you should be and others are things that are things you shouldn't do. Here are five you should change now! 1. Excessive Complaining- It's … Continue reading 5 Bad Work Habits To Drop
Have you ever wondered if you, a friend, or a family member might have an obsessive-compulsive personality? There are some signs and symptoms that might point that you or they may have this. As always please consult your doctor if you suspect this or any other mental condition. Don't self-diagnose. Here are the 7 signs that you … Continue reading 7 Signs You May Have Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder