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How I Protect My Mental Health During The Holidays

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

Keeping Your Boundaries During the Holidays

The holidays are here! One of the most important parts of this busy season is self care. We get incredibly busy and often the most talked about part of Christmas is how frazzled people are from the shopping, wrapping, baking, writing out cards, attending plays and concerts, and figuring out how to pay for and … Continue reading Keeping Your Boundaries During the Holidays

How can you protect your mental health during the holidays?

How can you protect your mental health during the holidays? This is such a good question. It can be hard. At times I struggle with this myself. Being back around extended family now after years away has made it harder. Excuse yourself to go to the bathroom if things get too overwhelming or there’s stress. … Continue reading How can you protect your mental health during the holidays?

Navigating the Judgment Roller Coaster

A hallmark symptom of bipolar disorder is mood swings from manic highs to depressive lows—most people know that if they know nothing else about bipolar disorder. But are people familiar with the lapses in judgment that can come with a bipolar mood swing? Not really—at least I wasn’t when I was diagnosed.  It took me … Continue reading Navigating the Judgment Roller Coaster

How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt

In the past month, I’ve gotten several messages asking me for advice regarding how to handle the one-year anniversary of their child’s suicide attempt. My heart breaks for the parents sending the emails – and for the children who went through the experience. I’m not a parent… But I am the person on the other … Continue reading How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt

Making Decisions as Someone with Anxiety and Depression

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

The Silent Spells and Isolation Cycles of 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