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

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

Sleep: Another problem for mental health sufferers

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

How To Explain Mental Illness To Children

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

Weight Gain: The Side-Effect of Medication & Mental Illness.

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.