The truth is that relapses or setbacks happen to all of us who struggle with mental health issues. We can be fooled into complacency. We can stop doing the work because perhaps we feel like we don’t need to do anymore because we feel good, “we’ve got a handle on things”. If I have learned … Continue reading Finding your way back to YOU: Mental Health Relapse and ways to find your way back!
From the time in college that I believe pursuing a philosophy minor on top of a nursing and history major, transitioning into an English and creative writing major with a theatre minor (trust me, my college journey baffles me as much as you), I have believed one core fact about any writing: core terms need … Continue reading How Mindfulness Can Reshape Negative Thought Patterns
I have many books. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama. Mysteries, self-help, confessional, and Victorian. Sci-fi, essays, lyrical, and absurdist. I have lots of books. So the idea of finding five truly inspirational ones was not difficult. The trouble was narrowing it down to five and measuring their impact on my life. I finally decided on five … Continue reading 5 Inspiring, Uplifting Books
One word...burnout. While we pride ourselves into thinking we can do it all, we often ignore the signs our body gives us when we need to slow down. Whether it's working on a big project, taking care of children, preparing for exams, or even balancing the different aspects of our lives, there are times where … Continue reading Burnout, Stress, and Anxiety: Knowing How to Cope
I know some might be thinking is it good to encourage our children with anxiety? We don't want to push them too far and cause their anxiety to spiral in a negative way, but we want to help our children. I have two children that suffer from anxiety. It's at times a major thing for … Continue reading How parents encouraging their anxious children to face their fears can be helpful and healthy
1 in 4 people suffer from a mental health condition yet it is still a taboo subject and there is still discrimination and stigma. Lots of people are often afraid to speak up because they feel they will be judged as not normal, but when a celebrity speaks up it often encourages people to come … Continue reading Celebrities That Have Spoken About Mental Health
Holy Crap! Managing mental health while working at a 9-5 is insanely hard. To preface this article I want to clarify something. This article will primarily address semi-professional and professional positions. Many of the solutions found here will not necessarily apply to those working in the retail or service industry due to difficulty in schedule … Continue reading Managing Mental Health with a 9-5
A stigma within a workplace can occur as a result of stereotypes and negative perceptions towards an individual dealing with a mental illness, and in some cases can be a barrier for that individual from seeking help for what is often a very treatable condition. People living with a mental illness are frequently perceived as … Continue reading How could your boss eliminate stigma in your workplace?
One definition of stress is “a physical, mental or emotional factor causing bodily or mental tension”. These factors can arise together and cause issues with daily life. We may be experiencing wonderful moments and then, an unexpected event, thought or memory causes stress to enter our bodies. From too many activities on our agenda to … Continue reading Listening to Warning Signs of Stress
As mental health awareness shifts more and more into the public consciousness, CEOs, HR Reps, Owners, and even entrepreneurs starting businesses are beginning to question when and how they should take mental health and mental wellness into account in their companies. The answer for most is: yesterday. The mental health of both employees and leadership … Continue reading Why Mental Health Should Be An Executive Priority