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?

“I’m not okay.” [Being a business owner shouldn’t change that.]

It’s 7:50pm on a Saturday night. I have 18 tasks on my to-do list for today and seven are overdue. Four of those have been overdue for over a week. I’m overwhelmed. There’s so much to do. I’m a business owner. I love my job. I love my company. I love it all. But I’m … Continue reading “I’m not okay.” [Being a business owner shouldn’t change that.]

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

A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 4

In Part 3, I recalled how the temptation of Heroin was too much for my sister to resist. She was arrested over and over again for possession and trafficking, and how the final time the judge locked her up without the ability to be bailed or bonded out.  That was in mid-September of 2017. The … Continue reading A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 4

Reasons Why A Person Becomes Depressed

I find all to often people do not understand the difference between sadness, and depression.  Everyone experiences sadness in life whether they have had the loss of a loved one, or the end of a relationship etc.  This also means that when that something changes, when our emotional hurt fades, when we’ve adjusted or gotten … Continue reading Reasons Why A Person Becomes Depressed

What it’s like to have anxiety in pregnancy and how to cope with it

Anxiety in pregnancy also known as antenatal anxiety is less well known than postnatal depression. Yet 1 in 10 women will experience it.  If you had anxiety before you were pregnant and was on medication your GP may suggest you try to come off your medication and switch to talking therapies or make sure you … Continue reading What it’s like to have anxiety in pregnancy and how to cope with it