When you have a loved one or a friend with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD it can be hard to know what to do and how to help them. You can feel overwhelmed or even frightened about what and how to help. I want to give some tips on things that you can do to help. … Continue reading How To Help Someone with PTSD
1 It’s sneaky. Depression is a very sneaky disease. Sufferers may notice a little daytime sleepiness, a bad mood that doesn’t lift after a good night’s sleep, or an aversion to being around people who ordinarily lift them up. Before they know it, they are sleeping fourteen hours a day, isolating themselves, and see no … Continue reading Ten Things No One Tells You About Depression
I've talked a little about my struggle with anxiety, and depression in an earlier blog, but just scratched the surface. I have found that mental health has become a lot more "socially acceptable" to talk about, and more people are feeling free to talk about their experiences myself included. We do however still have a … Continue reading What to expect when you’re unsuspecting
We live in a society were social media can help us feel connected to our family and friends, as well as our favourite celebrities, brands, products and influences where ever we maybe in the world any time or day. With access through social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to name a few … Continue reading How to protect yourself from triggers on Social Media
COFFEE BREAK!!! That is usually what pushes me through my day, coffee….LOL. No seriously, now, I live for breaks, but I never used to. As an entrepreneur who works full time from home, the lines blur when it comes to falling into a work rabbit-hole. In the past, I used to not even look … Continue reading Why taking tiny breaks throughout your day can actually help your mental health and sleep health!
Morning arrives and a new day begins. I wonder if this is a day filled with joy or a day filled with worry and sadness? I focus on my morning prayers and believe the day will be a good one. Various things can cause my depression to arise. From worries to painful memories to unknown … Continue reading What it’s really like living with someone who has depression…
Should I Choose Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)? This is a question I’ve been asked repeatedly over the years, especially as I’ve begun to advocate for it repeatedly and publicly. The answer is both yes and no. That answer might surprise some of you when you consider how much and how strongly I advocate that everyone … Continue reading Should I Choose Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?
When I think of anxiety I often think of that feeling in the pit of your stomach and that idea in your head that something is going to go wrong and also perhaps that deep on edge feeling of impending doom. Anxiety describes a feeling of worry. Most people will experience some anxiety during their … Continue reading Signs of Severe Anxiety Disorders
Here is a simple letter. This letter thanks the person who wakes up every morning barely wanting to, but does anyway. This letter is to the survivor, the warrior, and the one who keeps pushing through. This letter is for you. Dear You, You might not know me, or maybe you do. You might not … Continue reading Thank You for Helping Me through My Depression: A Simple Letter
Our thoughts can become filled with messages about everything from items to purchase to news from friends to “to do” lists and more. There are times when I need a break from reading countless messages on my computer. I enjoy pausing and listening to podcasts. Yes, I have been known to multi-task. I can … Continue reading Podcasts to listen to if you live with a mental health concern