Men & Mental Health – Shame

Wow! It’s been nearly 4 months since my last post, and I’m sorry. This work is important. Men feeling comfortable talking about their mental health, their struggles, and having someone share their experiences in a relatable way matters.   It’s been a roller coaster for me. I’m staring down the barrel of my first spine … Continue reading Men & Mental Health – Shame

Why I Chose To Speak Out About My Mental Health Struggles

When I was in my tween years I began hearing whispers about something going on with a member of my family.  I heard the term Mental Illness; up until that point I had never heard or discussed that topic with anyone, in fact, I really didn’t know what that term meant.  I just knew that … Continue reading Why I Chose To Speak Out About My Mental Health Struggles

How To Overcome Social Anxiety

When talking about how to overcome social anxiety it is important first to understand what it is.   Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is an intense fear of social situations such as eating out or meeting new people. Symptoms can be very distressing and debilitating and interfere with someone's life. It can often … Continue reading How To Overcome Social Anxiety

Why I Choose to Talk About My Mental Health

I first learned about mental health the summer before entering my senior year of college. After years of perfectionism, continuous negative self-talk, low self-esteem, isolating myself on and off, and grappling with my ideological views, my mental health took a dive from the stresses of college life. When I was introduced to the term "mental … Continue reading Why I Choose to Talk About My Mental Health

How Mental Health Affects Your Physical Health

Sharp pains followed by dull aches in my stomach. Painful headache. No energy. All I could do was prop my pillow on the couch, lean back and stare at the television. I stayed there for a short time and later retreated to the bedroom. Moving slowly from couch to bed and back to the couch, … Continue reading How Mental Health Affects Your Physical Health

Facing Recovery After Hitting a Low Point

Growth and healing are a continuous process. While we may want our recovery journey to look linear, always progressing and improving, that is not what reality teaches us. Recovery, even when we see ourselves in great shape for long periods of time, sometimes come with low moments. Learning how to accept sudden stumbling blocks can … Continue reading Facing Recovery After Hitting a Low Point