Depression doesn’t have to be a life sentence. There is help for those who struggle with it, as well as the friends and family members affected.
Deciding which direction to take is the tricky part, but I’m out there doing something I never thought I would do before.
I never thought I would write this story. It’s something I never wanted to be made public.
Fight! You are bigger and better than the demons you wrestle with.
Mental health is a tricky thing. It's difficult to understand exactly what someone is going through inside their own head and even harder to help them when they don't really know what they need. A lot of times depression seems as though it is just a deeper sadness but it's actually much more than that. … Continue reading #WeAllHaveAStory | Melanie M.
Introducing My Tormentor After years of living with him, I think I've finally found a way to quiet down the jerk who plants little seeds of doubt in my brain after almost every single decision I make. The jerk's name is Horace, and he loves to make me doubt myself. When you spend every waking … Continue reading Overcoming Self-Doubt: How To Tune Out Your Inner Tormentor
For the month of May, Defying Shadows will be joining the Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing a post daily on a different type of Mental Illness or “Shadow” that people commonly struggle with. Join us in creating awareness and working to end the stigma that goes with these topics! Today we have Melanie sharing … Continue reading #MentalHealthMonth | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
For the month of May, Defying Shadows will be joining the Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing a post daily on a different type of Mental Illness or “Shadow” that people commonly struggle with. Join us in creating awareness and working to end the stigma that goes with these topics! Today we have Melanie McKinnon … Continue reading #MENTALHEALTHMONTH | Depression
Depression has a way of skewing one’s true perception of their own self-worth. Take me, for example. I have a wonderful husband who frequently proclaims his love for me, and badgers me with cat-calls whenever I change in front of him. And, physically, I'm in the best shape of my life, having just met my … Continue reading How To Foster a Healthy Self-Image
Depression and anxiety are difficult struggles to overcome. They can control your life and keep you from living it. They’re nasty, unforgiving illnesses with no regard for you or the many things on your to-do list. But that doesn’t mean they have to control you or who you are. I consider myself to be a … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Struggle Become Your Identity