Depression is hard. It overwhelms. But you can fight back. You’re not powerless. You can combat the negative thoughts running through your head on repeat. Here are Eight Things to Remind Yourself When You’re Depressed.
I used to think nothing could go wrong in my life as long as I was in the bed. I felt safe there. Surely nothing bad could happen as long as I was asleep. I wouldn’t get any rejection letters. I wouldn’t mind that no one but telemarketers ever called the house. I couldn’t burn … Continue reading Fatigue & Depression
For as many good reasons there are for seeking therapy, there are as many doubts people have about visiting a mental health counselor. Let’s look at a few...
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
I’m laying in bed. I know I need to be getting up. I have meetings. I have things that need to be done around the house. I have laundry that needs to be washed and a pile of work on my desk that needs to be done. But I’m laying in bed. And I’ll stay … Continue reading How to tell the difference between depression and burnout
Disorganization and clutter can take a toll on mental health. Let's look at a few ways they keep us from feeling and being our best.
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
All of us will experience heartbreak or sadness at some point in our life. Whether it be grief or a broken relationship we have all been there. We lack motivation and just want to hide away we lose focus and often become depressed. There are many ways in which we can help ourselves to stay … Continue reading How to stay productive when heartbroken
Bipolar. Two extremes. In bipolar disorder, it’s mania and depression. Up, up, up into mania; down, down, down into depression. But is it that simple? Check out these seven signs of bipolar disorder.
Just as doing all the recommended things to maintain physical health doesn’t guarantee you’ll never get sick, there is no fool-proof formula to keep your mind from going sideways. But there are many things we can do to give our minds their best chance to be as healthy as possible.