Time To Change – U.K.

Time To Change  is a U.K. based organization to help end the stigma and discrimination against mental illness. Their web-site provides information and links to help those who want to get involved, whether they’ve been personally affected by mental illness or not. The web-site provides resources such as pamphlets, booklets, posters, and more to help […]

This Indecisive Brain of Mine

For those who don’t have a mental illness, it’s hard to imagine what those who do have one go through. Although it’s possible to go online and read about different mental illnesses and learn about the different symptoms and what each illness is, I’ve always found that the best way to learn about mental illness […]

Depersonalization Disorder

Have you ever felt like you’re living in a dream? Or see yourself from the outside of your body? I’m sure at some point or another you’ve experienced some sort of version of this – I’m certain I have. So what exactly is this feeling called? It’s called depersonalization disorder – that is, when those […]

Impulse Control Disorders (ICD)

Before doing something impulsively, many of us are able to control our urge to want to do it. However, those who suffer froma  impulse control disorder (or ICD) cannot – putting them at higher risk for harming themselves or others. Some formal ICDs include: pathological gambling (PG), kleptomania, trichotillomania (TTM), compulsive skin picking, and more. […]

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health is something that affects many people – that’s a known fact. What isn’t all that known is just how many of employees at any given job suffer from a mental illness – mainly because they’re often hidden. I read this article the other day posted by Harvard Medical School that discusses how mental illness amongst […]

Kindly calm me down

Dear Alex, It’s depression writing to you. You know the thing that makes you want to stay in bed all day and not do anything because you’ve got no motivation to do so? Yeah, that’s me. I feel like I should start off with an apology. I truly apologize for making you feel this way, […]

Let’s Talk … About Acute Stress Disorder

Ah stress. Everyone at some point in their life has experienced it – multiple times even. And if someone tells you they haven’t, they’re either lying or they don’t know what stress is (and it’s probably the first one.) Moooovvving onnnn – according to Psychcentral.com, acute stress disorder, or ASD for short, is “characterized by the […]