I grew up in a household where I thought life was normal. I thought everyone’s parents fought, thought dad always beat and raped mom, thought playing mind games was normal, I thought this was what everyone lived like. Years later I’d come to realize, NO, this is not normal! I remember when we were little, … Continue reading 8 Signs You Grew Up With PTSD
Mental health issues come with a wide array of issues that aren't exactly in the job description. Issues with your job, relationships, and overall wellness can arise. Sleep is also one of them. We all need sleep. Most of the time we are advised to get between 6-8 hours of sleep per night. Many people … Continue reading Sleep: Another problem for mental health sufferers
Children of all ages are naturally curious and constantly asking questions. We, as adults, need to be attentive and take the time to listen. The generation now, is exposed to the awareness of mental illness, more than previous generations. It’s our responsibility to help educate our children about the world around them. When I was … Continue reading How To Explain Mental Illness To Children
My mental health journey was more about losing weight, and then maintaining a healthy weight. I never thought my journey would lead me to have so many problems with my weight before I'm 30. But, here I am, at my highest weight of my life, and probably the happiest I've been in my life. I … Continue reading Weight Gain: The Side-Effect of Medication & Mental Illness.
For some people when you mention the word journal they can have a pre conceived idea that it’s the type that you keep hidden under your mattress when your at school or college that starts off with the cliché phrase “Dear Diary”. Journaling is an ancient tradition, one that dates back to at least the … Continue reading Keeping a Journal – How it can help!
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
When I saw this topic was available, I knew that I had to be one of the ones to write on the subject. Being paralyzed from the waist down, pain has never come as any real surprise, and my disability as a whole doesn't really bother me, because I've never known anything different. Depression and … Continue reading What is a mental symptom you didn’t realize your physical condition could cause?
Whether we're talking about PTSD from the military, from an abusive relationship, or any other type of traumatic experience, there are some things that simply should never be said to a person with PTSD, and here are a few. 1. "Maybe you should talk about it" Well, that would probably be fantastic, only how do … Continue reading 7 Things not to say to someone you love with PTSD
Mental illness doesn’t discriminate – anyone can be affected. There are a few celebrities who stand out for me, either they’re my favourite actors or they are an influence based on how they live with their mental illness. Gillian Anderson is best known with her role as Agent Scully on X-Files. What you may not … Continue reading 5 Celebrities & Their Mental Health
Just as doing all the recommended things to maintain physical health doesn’t guarantee you’ll never get sick, there is no fool-proof formula to keep your mind from going sideways. But there are many things we can do to give our minds their best chance to be as healthy as possible.