Gratitude: At the end of the day I take stock, I write down what I am most grateful for that day. Some days it’s a really easy task, and other days it’s incredibly hard. When I’m in a dark space I reach to find things like nice weather etc but the point is to get … Continue reading How do you remain optimistic with a diagnosis of depression?
Tears creep down my cheeks as I recall my “rock bottom” story with depression and anxiety. Not a time I enjoy recalling but my story needs to be shared, in hopes of helping someone who may need this message. Years ago, I began losing my zest for life. Favorite activities with family and friends … Continue reading My Rock Bottom Story
With what has been happening in the news lately. I think it's a good time to talk about mental health with first responders. It's easy to think about these people as tough men and women, and they are. It takes a special person to be able to do this job and see the things they … Continue reading How To Spot Mental Health Issues In First Responders.
Dear Daddy, I wanted to write you a letter as it is not always easy to put into words my appreciation for all you have done for me. Firstly, thanks for believing in me when I sometimes did not believe in myself. You are one of the kindest most generous men I know. Thanks for … Continue reading A letter to the person who helped me with my depression
Dear Depression, So you have reared your ugly head again. You have been with me for a long time now. I did not invite you or want you. You stole my confidence and made me hate myself. I have felt so empty and alone at times. I have faced stigma from people who were supposed … Continue reading DEAR DEPRESSION
I have so many people who help me through my depression, and anxiety, My best friend, my parents, even my Godchildren, it would be hard to pick just one to write a letter to. As I have been thinking about this, another question came to my mind, that question is “Who has the greatest influence … Continue reading A Letter To The Person Who Helped Me Through My Depression
Did you know that there are some natural things you can take for mental health? Now, this isn't to replace what the doctor has you on, but it can help a lot. I know for my twins using certain essential oils has been a Godsend. So, let's take a look at some natural things. Depression- … Continue reading Supplements For Mental Health
I've talked a little about my struggle with anxiety, and depression in an earlier blog, but just scratched the surface. I have found that mental health has become a lot more "socially acceptable" to talk about, and more people are feeling free to talk about their experiences myself included. We do however still have a … Continue reading What to expect when you’re unsuspecting
Morning arrives and a new day begins. I wonder if this is a day filled with joy or a day filled with worry and sadness? I focus on my morning prayers and believe the day will be a good one. Various things can cause my depression to arise. From worries to painful memories to unknown … Continue reading What it’s really like living with someone who has depression…
Here is a simple letter. This letter thanks the person who wakes up every morning barely wanting to, but does anyway. This letter is to the survivor, the warrior, and the one who keeps pushing through. This letter is for you. Dear You, You might not know me, or maybe you do. You might not … Continue reading Thank You for Helping Me through My Depression: A Simple Letter