As people living with mental health concerns and mental illness, we’ve heard so many insensitive statements. Most of the time, the person saying them doesn’t know they’re offensive or that it might be hurtful. Today’s blog post is a collection of several mental health warriors – people who struggle daily with mental illness, who are … Continue reading 16 Insensitive Things Said To People Living With Mental Illness
Overheard conversations regarding mental health- what I’ve learned and what I wish I could have said… An afternoon break called for a trip to a local restaurant for lunch. Entering the building, I noticed the long line and headed to find my spot and wait to place an order. People watching is one of … Continue reading Overheard Conversations Regarding Mental Health
There are times when we are feeling exhausted, stressed, overwhelmed or we just need a break. Sometimes you may need to relax or recharge. These times call for a mental health day. A mental health day is a day where we take time off of work or our regular duties to refresh or recharge. It … Continue reading How To Spend Your Mental Health Day
What is a “Mental Health Day?” A mental health day is a personal day set aside to prioritize mental, emotional, and physical wellness. Whether that day is on a weekend or setting aside time during the week, a mental health day allows you to take a break from the strains of your daily responsibilities and … Continue reading When to Take a Mental Health Day
1 in 4 people suffer from a mental health condition yet it is still a taboo subject and there is still discrimination and stigma. Lots of people are often afraid to speak up because they feel they will be judged as not normal, but when a celebrity speaks up it often encourages people to come … Continue reading Celebrities That Have Spoken About Mental Health
A stigma within a workplace can occur as a result of stereotypes and negative perceptions towards an individual dealing with a mental illness, and in some cases can be a barrier for that individual from seeking help for what is often a very treatable condition. People living with a mental illness are frequently perceived as … Continue reading How could your boss eliminate stigma in your workplace?
In 2002, my life was pretty difficult I had a mortgage, I had lost my job due to ill-health and life was a struggle. I was married and my ex-husband was working hard to make ends meet. We were both under a lot of stress I felt guilty for being ill and started to notice … Continue reading How did I get my diagnosis?
Let's take a look at Gaming Disorder. What is it? Well, Gaming Disorder is impaired control over gaming, increasing the priority given to the gaming over other activities. To the point, it takes precedence over other interest and daily activities and continues, or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences. I'm talking like … Continue reading What Is Gaming Disorder and How to Prevent It
It’s 7:50pm on a Saturday night. I have 18 tasks on my to-do list for today and seven are overdue. Four of those have been overdue for over a week. I’m overwhelmed. There’s so much to do. I’m a business owner. I love my job. I love my company. I love it all. But I’m … Continue reading “I’m not okay.” [Being a business owner shouldn’t change that.]
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