Making Decisions as Someone with Anxiety and Depression

Making a Decision I sat, drenched in my own fear of disappointment as I declined my first job opportunity.  This job, with the potential of altering my life financially, did not meet my needs mentally, or emotionally. Making decisions for myself, by myself is tough. Since developing anxiety in 2015 while already living with depression, … Continue reading Making Decisions as Someone with Anxiety and Depression

The Silent Spells and Isolation Cycles of Depression

Depression and Its Symptoms Depression is debilitating, paralyzing, and discouraging prohibiting the process of communication and daily activity. What you find effortless to do, such as getting out of bed in the morning, feels almost impossible to do on a day where depression takes over. Depression not only affects the one experiencing the burdensome symptoms, … Continue reading The Silent Spells and Isolation Cycles of Depression

What is obsessive compulsive disorder and how to tell if someone has it?

OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) is an anxiety disorder which has two main parts to it. Obsessions and unwelcome thoughts images worry or doubts that repeatedly appear in your mind and they can make you feel anxious. Obsessions and persistent thoughts and pictures or doubts appear in your mind again and again.  They interrupt your thought … Continue reading What is obsessive compulsive disorder and how to tell if someone has it?

How to support a colleague who is dealing with a mental illness

1 in 6 workers, are dealing with a mental health problem such as anxiety and depression.   Organizations perform better when staff are healthy and focused. The support people receive from employers is the key in determining how well and quickly they are able to get back to work. Standing by someone when they are experiencing … Continue reading How to support a colleague who is dealing with a mental illness

Persistent Depressive Disorder What You Need To Know

Persistent depressive disorder, also called dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh), is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression. You may lose interest in normal daily activities, feel hopeless, lack productivity, and have low self-esteem and an overall feeling of inadequacy. These feelings last for years and may significantly interfere with your relationships, school, work and daily activities. If … Continue reading Persistent Depressive Disorder What You Need To Know

A Family’s Perspective of Addiction – Part 6

This will be the last post in this series. It has been both difficult and rewarding to share part of my family’s journey through the effects addiction can have on a family, with you. I wish this series were ending on a positive note, however, after yesterday’s visit with my sister, I feel as though … Continue reading A Family’s Perspective of Addiction – Part 6

How to Get Through a Medical Procedure with Fear or Anxiety

Having a fear of a medical procedure is an area very close to my heart. For as long as I can remember staying in hospital and having surgery has been an issue. So much so it resulted in me cancelling operations. On the 26th of June I had to have surgery it was very important … Continue reading How to Get Through a Medical Procedure with Fear or Anxiety