I have had a mental health diagnosis for over 10 years and accumulated more along the way. Regardless of what’s on paper, I just know that I was never happy. Even as a kid, I found myself pretty depressed and anxious. In addition, I also noticed that mornings weren’t my thing. I used to think … Continue reading Bipolar and B12: What I’ve Learned so Far
What is anxiety? The online definition from Merriam Webster’s states that anxiety is” an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it”. … Continue reading Supporting Children to Reduce Anxiety –Tips to Help Children Relax and Enjoy the Present
Writing... it's good for mental health! Have you tried mental health journaling? Here are some reasons it's good for you, and some prompts to help you get started.
I have lived with anxiety and panic attacks since I was 13 years old, and it only took me 20 years to figure out a way to manage them in a healthy way! SELF-CARE is the biggest and most important thing in my battle against anxiety, and I can’t wait to share my routine with … Continue reading Daily self-care habits and how they help me with my anxiety
What is a Panic Attack? Having a panic attack is scary, can feel uncontrollable, and sometimes do not have a direct cause. Explaining a panic attack can be difficult. Panic and duration of panic look different depending on each person and because of this can be a bit tricky to pull from. When I experienced … Continue reading How to Manage and Pull Yourself Out of a Panic Attack
Contrary to popular belief there is a difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is usually used to describe feelings that people experience when demands made on them are greater. Stress can be looked at in terms of external and internal stressors. External stressors include traumas, life experience, or daily hassles. Internal stressors are feelings inside … Continue reading What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?
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The holiday season is a bad time for me because nearly three years ago my mum died just after Christmas. Since this time if I am honest, I have not celebrated it like I used to. It has left a massive void in my heart. But this year although I feel sad, I am going … Continue reading How do I deal and manage 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
There are a few things that I want my family and friends to know about my mental illness. Mine is panic attacks and anxiety. Gosh, there's so much that I'd like to tell them and you know what? Because of these two things a lot of times I can't get the words out or how … Continue reading A Letter To Family and Friends About Anxiety