How do I deal and manage my mental health during the holidays?

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?

“I’m not okay.” [Being a business owner shouldn’t change that.]

It’s 7:50pm on a Saturday night. I have 18 tasks on my to-do list for today and seven are overdue. Four of those have been overdue for over a week. I’m overwhelmed. There’s so much to do. I’m a business owner. I love my job. I love my company. I love it all. But I’m … Continue reading “I’m not okay.” [Being a business owner shouldn’t change that.]

5 Red Flags of Depression that People Often Miss

Depression has its stereotypes, just like anything else. When people think of depression, they don't think of someone laughing, but they think of someone very sad. Those who live with depression probably know this isn't always the case. My fiance owns a comic and gaming store, and lots of round pegs hang out with us. … Continue reading 5 Red Flags of Depression that People Often Miss

What Is It Like to Support a Sibling With a Mental Illness

Like most siblings, my brother and I fought, bugged each other but we also stood by each other, supported and encouraged each other. What makes our relationship unique, is my brother has a learning disability and lives with mental illness. He is very emotional and sensitive. My brother was about a year or two when … Continue reading What Is It Like to Support a Sibling With a Mental Illness