7 Signs You May Have Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Have you ever wondered if you, a friend, or a family member might have an obsessive-compulsive personality? There are some signs and symptoms that might point that you or they may have this. As always please consult your doctor if you suspect this or any other mental condition. Don't self-diagnose. Here are the 7 signs that you … Continue reading 7 Signs You May Have Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

How Toxic Friendships Can Damage Your Mental Health

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

Seven Ways To Cope When Winter Takes a Toll on Your Mental Health

Often when winter rolls in and the dark, cold, shorter days begin it can really affect your mental health. Some individuals may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder and may find though their mental health can be fairly good during the year, the winter may bring sadness, low energy, irritability and other negative symptoms. Others may … Continue reading Seven Ways To Cope When Winter Takes a Toll on Your Mental Health

Just Because I Look Okay, Doesn’t Mean I Am

For a while now I've been threatening to write a book about fighting against the stigmas placed on Mental and Physical illnesses, especially in reference to invisible disabilities. When exactly did it become a social norm to judge what a person may be going through inside themselves? For me, my physical illnesses play a large … Continue reading Just Because I Look Okay, Doesn’t Mean I Am

Common Symptoms of OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a pattern of unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions), which interfere with daily activities and can cause severe stress. You may feel the need to try and stop or ignore the OCD but that will just increase your anxiety.  Eventually you will feel the … Continue reading Common Symptoms of OCD

Talking To Your Boss About Mental Illness

The Canadian Mental Health Association reported that as many as 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue in any given year. Mental illness does not discriminate and could affect individuals of all ages, races, and religions. With the numbers being so high chances are all who read have been or will be … Continue reading Talking To Your Boss About Mental Illness