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.
“Here we go again.” That was the major thought in my mind in March 2018 when I found myself being driven to the hospital in Jackson where I had always ridden out my suicidal urges. This time was more serious—I kept imagining picking up the big knife laying on the kitchen counter and chopping at … Continue reading When Recovery is Slow. . .
I’m on a new adventure…. I have been stable for three years. No manic episodes. No manic-depressive episodes. So, we explored the idea of me going off one of the medications that makes me tired and causes me to gain weight. There’s nothing wrong with being on medication. There’s no shame in it. Even once … Continue reading Leaving The Medication Behind.
I don't know about you, but I had no clue for years that I had anxiety. I just thought I was odd. You know the kind where you don't want to address it cause someone might think you're crazy. Yep, that's so what I thought. Let's talk about anxiety and break down some walls! I'm … Continue reading 7 Signs of Anxiety
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
The other day someone asked me what my ultimate goal is when I finish school. Without giving it a second thought, I responded with medical school. For seven years now I've said I wanted to go to medical school and become a doctor. I mean, all of the books I have my on "to read" … Continue reading How my mental health made me realize what career I wanted
Being as open and honest about your symptoms is a must when dealing with any mental health professional.