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

Mental Symptom Related to Your Physical Health

Many of us will, at some time, have a serious physical illness. Both the illness, and the treatment for it, can affect the way we think and feel. A serious physical illness can affect every area of your life. Relationships, Work, spiritual beliefs, how we socialize with other people. A serious illness can make us … Continue reading Mental Symptom Related to Your Physical Health

A Family’s Perspective of Addiction – Part 5

In Part 4, I discussed how the demon of drug addiction had convinced by sister she is mentally ill, and how as a family we’ve defeated that through prayer and sheer honesty. Just when we thought my sister’s time in jail was winding down, the unexpected occurred: apparently her original charges had never been dealt … Continue reading A Family’s Perspective of Addiction – Part 5

8 bad relationship habits you need to kick before getting married

If you’re reading this, you are probably getting married soon so HUGE CONGRATS to you! I truly hope you are happy and excited. Probably stressed and anxious as well right? Wedding planning is NO JOKE. I’ve been there! My husband and I have been married 7 years and I still get stressed out thinking about … Continue reading 8 bad relationship habits you need to kick before getting married

Brain Fog what is it? And what causes it

Brain fog is a common condition it affects people of all ages and is characterized by a state of confusion and a decreased level of clarity. Brian fog can cause an individual to be abnormally forgetful and detached, it can lead to depression and discouragement. The causes fall into two main categories, medical and side … Continue reading Brain Fog what is it? And what causes it

How does age affect a person’s mental health and why is it linked to the development of mental illness?

In a growing number of seniors, mental illness has become a serious threat to their overall well-being. According to the World Health Organization, psychological conditions like dementia and depression affect 15% of people aged 60 and over, and that percentage is expected to rise as the global population continues to age. To complicate matters the … Continue reading How does age affect a person’s mental health and why is it linked to the development of mental illness?

Why am I so different? My battle with anxiety disorder

There is something wrong with me. There is definitely something wrong with me. I’m different….I’m not like the other kids….I am NOT NORMAL. That was the first line in my journal pretty much every day of my life from 13 years old to 17 years old. High school is so brutal isn’t it? It’s so … Continue reading Why am I so different? My battle with anxiety disorder