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?
Keeping in theme with yesterday's post, today I'll be going over some the of most frequently asked questions about caregiver burnout. I've decided that, because ther are so many questions that people may have, I'd pick the top three (3) and share them with you! 1. What is Caregiving? Caregiving is essentially caring for others. … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout FAQ
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is estimated that 1 in 3 seniors will die due to Alzheimer’s (or another form of dementia). In addition, more than 5 million of Americans are living with this disease. But what exactly is it? Alzheimer’s is defined as “progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
Let me start by clarifying something. When I refer to my “anxiety,” I’m not simply talking about my fears or situations that make me nervous. I’m not talking about the kind of anxiousness that everyone experiences throughout their life. I’m talking about generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) — a mental condition that affects nearly every aspect … Continue reading A Letter to Those Affected By My Anxiety
I went for coffee with an individual earlier this week and the topic of our social lives came up. Our general consensus was that the older we got, the less likely we were to make friends and each year that goes by makes us more and more like an introvert. So it got me thinking… … Continue reading How to Make New Friends