You know the affect abusive relationships can have on your mental health but did you know the toxic friend can have the same affect? When I was younger I remember my father telling me to be careful who you chose to be your friends. Who knew I'd have to need to hear these words when … Continue reading How Toxic Friendships Can Damage Your Mental Health
My friends are one of the greatest blessings in my life. We have weathered many storms, and celebrated many victories. I learn from each of them on a daily basis, and they mirror back to me how I am doing personally, and in general as a human being. I have never really categorized my friends … Continue reading 6 Types of Friends you need in your Life
There were some things that drove me nuts when I was battling my eating disorder as a pre-teen and some as a teen. Okay, so truthfully, I still struggle with it every day, even though I don’t starve myself anymore. Here are seven things not to say to someone struggling with an eating disorder 1. … Continue reading 7 Things Not To Say To Someone With An Eating Disorder
Since April was cancer awareness month, today I'll be sharing some tips on prevention and coping mechanisms for if a loved one has been diagnosed or fighting this hideous disease. Personally, I have lost many loved ones from cancer. However, the scariest part of all of it, for me at least, is that kids (yes … Continue reading Cancer Awareness Month
"Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it's something that it doesn't get a day off." ~ Demi Lovato I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Monday December 16, 2013 (at around 5pm). It was a gloomy day, which I find … Continue reading My journey to recovery
It's no surprise that I'm a fan of Demi Lovato, and have been since as long as I can remember (back to the Camp Rock & Sonny With A Chance days). But when I heard she went into rehab for, at the time was told as, "physical and emotional issues," I was taken aback. To … Continue reading Mental Health in The Media
It's that time of the year where everyone reflects on the past year and the coming year. It's a time where people set goals for themselves in the hope that they'll accomplish them sometime throughout the new year. The only thing about New Years resolutions is that they're often failed within the first month of … Continue reading Alex’s New Years Resolution(s)
Yesterday I wrote a post focusing on skin cancer and the risks associated with it, as well as some tips on how you can protect yourself from those harmful uv rays. In today's post, I'll be sharing my knowledge on what to you can do if you're suspecting skin cancer. Let's hope my nursing/medical knowledge helps … Continue reading What to look for when suspecting skin cancer
Similar to yesterday's post, which you can read here, today's post is about how you can help a friend/family member/loved one or someone in your life that is going through a crisis. Like I mentioned in my previous post (from yesterday), if your friend/family member/loved one/ the person who is going through a crisis is threatening … Continue reading My friend is in a crisis, what do I do?
If you've ever had a family member, friend, or someone you know seek help for mental illness, you know that it's up to them to give consent for treatment. However, there are times when the ones that we love do not want to seek help. This makes it rather difficult for us and even more … Continue reading My friend is refusing help, what can I do?