How often do you stop to think about your mental health? Has your mental health ever/always been a priority? For me, my mental health wasn't always a priority. The phrase "mental health" entered my vocabulary only three and a half years ago when I developed anxiety. It forcibly became a priority because I constantly felt … Continue reading What I Learned After Neglecting My Mental Health
Another new year is upon us and for once in my life, I feel motivated and excited for the new year. I usually feel a little down after Christmas and feel worried about what the new year will bring. Does anyone else feel that way? It’s like my generalized anxiety gets the best of me … Continue reading How 2019 will be my BEST YEAR YET!
As many people are writing at the beginning of their articles now, the holidays are here again. With this information, it can create a great amount of joy. After all, we are all familiar with the “Christmas spirit.” However, when you have mental health issues, there are many, many other things to worry about. In … Continue reading Making It Through The Get-Togethers During The Holidays
The holiday season is a bad time for me because nearly three years ago my mum died just after Christmas. Since this time if I am honest, I have not celebrated it like I used to. It has left a massive void in my heart. But this year although I feel sad, I am going … Continue reading How do I deal and manage my mental health during the holidays?
The holidays can be a trying time of the year for some more than others. While some are jolly, admiring the lights, sales, and get-together, others are dreading the thought of the season even approaching. The end of the year holiday season with its shorter days, cooler weather, and past traumas trigger an uncomfortable reality … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays: Questions and Tactics to Navigating Your Mental Wellness
The holidays can be very difficult for people who suffer from mental health troubles. I have anxiety and I get occasional panic attacks, which are a lot better now but they can still crop up from time to time when I’m under more stress than usual. Mostly when I have a heavy workload or worried … Continue reading How I Protect My Mental Health During The Holidays
In 2002, my life was pretty difficult I had a mortgage, I had lost my job due to ill-health and life was a struggle. I was married and my ex-husband was working hard to make ends meet. We were both under a lot of stress I felt guilty for being ill and started to notice … Continue reading How did I get my diagnosis?
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
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
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?