It broke my heart that my mom never got the help she needed. What would it take for me to seek the help I didn't think I needed?
In Christ, I am free from the expectations and judgment of others. I am redeemed from my mistakes. I am whole in my brokenness.
In this season of sparkling tinsel and twinkling lights, there’s a darker side we don’t always think about, or want to. For many people, this season of togetherness, generosity, and family presents a viciously painful battle.
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6b, NASB The Peace I Lack Some people seem to possess and exude a sense of peace. I’m not one of them. Depression and anxiety wreak havoc in my mind and heart. Even on good days, I feel uneasy … Continue reading The Fruit of the Spirit Called Peace
As most of us know, the largest organ in the human body is our skin. It covers the entirety of our body, composed of 3 layers; the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis (being ordered from superifical to deep). Because skin is the largest organ, it's exposed to a lot in our surrounding environment. The integumentary system serves three … Continue reading How to protect your skin from cancer
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 … Continue reading Time To Change – U.K.
Do be strong and know your worth. You (and they) have a right to be respected and have peace and you can absolutely insist on that.
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 … Continue reading This Indecisive Brain of Mine
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 … Continue reading Depersonalization Disorder
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. … Continue reading Impulse Control Disorders (ICD)