"I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. and only in the process of fixing myself did I know who I really was" - Sade Andria Zabala The thing I like most about reading philosophical quotes is that you can take it and relate it to your own experiences. One of the most important, and beneficial, … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Being Confident?
Have you ever been out in public and start to have anxiety or even a panic attack? Or you're having one of 'those days' where you're just feeling down? Luckily, today we live in a society where technology is continually advancing and improving. With that being said, there are pretty much apps for everything and … Continue reading Top Ten Mental Health Apps
It's been a rough week for me. With bad news and bad days consuming me, it felt like all I was doing was fighting to stay strong through it all. Thankfully I've got my family and friends, who I refer to as the most beautiful bunch of souls that I'm very lucky to have. In my … Continue reading How A Family Recovers When A Loved One is Diagnosed
The title for this post may be a bit misleading. Mainly because I didn't give you much context. But this post is about my first time reaching out to someone about my mental illness. Now I've written about my story in regards to my mental health struggles, which you can read here. But I never … Continue reading My First Time …
Hello! Happy Monday! As I take a break from studying from my upcoming midterm, I thought it would right to finish up the three part series on the different types of therapy used in the treatment for mental health. So far we've covered the most common types and the biological types. So for the last part of this … Continue reading Different Types of Therapy – Part Three
Oi. So sorry for the delay of today's post - I've got a hectic schedule and I'm trying to find time for everything (THIS IS SO DIFFICULT, EH?) In yesterday's post, I talked about the most common therapies used in the treatment of mental health - you can read that here. In today's post, I'll be … Continue reading The Different Types of Therapy – Part Two
Hello Readers!! Guess What! This week we are taking the chance to introduce ourselves to you in a little more depth than before! So sit back, relax, and enjoy our Team Member Showcase! ~ Defying Shadows Team What defines you as a person? Who are you? Hi, my name is Alex. I'm a 22 year … Continue reading Hi, My Name is Alex.
Hi. My name's Alex Newton and I am a phone addict. You probably think that's a strong statement - which, don't get me wrong, it is. But if you know me, then you know that I am always on my phone - whether it be texting, calling, or being on social media. Is that a … Continue reading Social Media’s Affect on Mental Health
Ah work. The one thing that helps pay for all the necessities (and then some extras) in life. But of course, with all of the responsibilities that come along with it comes stress. I am literally the queen of work stress. I am always trying to make sure everything gets done on my shift so … Continue reading Reducing Work Stress
I want to start today's Flashback Friday with a warning. Today's post will have some very serious material in it, which can be very triggering for those who struggle with suicidal thoughts. If you feel that this could cause you pain, then please close your browser immediately. If you are under the age of 18, … Continue reading Giving Up.