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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

How Emotions Can Alter Your Perception of Time

“My, how time flies!” “Where did the time go?” “Seems like just yesterday I was starting something new. What happened to the time?”   These phrases and others can be heard over and over in daily conversation. Our lives are busy, our time is filled with “to do” lists and our perception of time can … Continue reading How Emotions Can Alter Your Perception of Time

Trauma is more than Flashbacks

Everyone is familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder these days. It went from being a little-known thing about veterans, to being a well-known problem. Many people define PTSD solely based on traumas like combat. However, trauma can be caused by many things. When I was just starting out in the dating world, I was with … Continue reading Trauma is more than Flashbacks

How To Support Your Teenager with a Mental Health Diagnosis

My oldest daughter began suffering from depression early in her teenage years.   Through a series of episodes we realized we were dealing with more than simply some episodes of premenstrual syndrome, or even episodes of premenstrual dysmorphic disorder. We knew she was being bullied at school, but she refused to name the perpetrators. We knew … Continue reading How To Support Your Teenager with a Mental Health Diagnosis