The holidays can be very difficult for people who suffer from mental health troubles. I have anxiety and I get occasional panic attacks, which are a lot better now but they can still crop up from time to time when I’m under more stress than usual. Mostly when I have a heavy workload or worried … Continue reading How I Protect My Mental Health During The Holidays
There are a few things that I want my family and friends to know about my mental illness. Mine is panic attacks and anxiety. Gosh, there's so much that I'd like to tell them and you know what? Because of these two things a lot of times I can't get the words out or how … Continue reading A Letter To Family and Friends About Anxiety
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.]
Don’t give up, no matter what.
But I do want you to know that at times, I suffer from a mental illness
It's astonishing to think how small something has to be in order to set it off, and trying to explain why it happens is next to impossible.
I used to be one of the many people with dystonia who experience panic attacks, and it felt like torture. One of my former triggers was driving, even around my own town. Forget long distances. I used to panic if I wasn’t the first car at a red light and didn’t have a way to … Continue reading How I Faced My Panic Attacks Head On
For the month of May, Defying Shadows will be joining the Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing a post daily on a different type of Mental Illness or “Shadow” that people commonly struggle with. Join us in creating awareness and working to end the stigma that goes with these topics! Today we have Krystyn sharing … Continue reading #MentalHealthMonth | Panic Disorder
Anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem in Canada. (Tweet This). Over one in 10 Canadian adults and about 2.5 million Canadians 20 years old and over have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are more common in woman (16 percent of population) than in men (9 percent of population). An anxiety disorder differs … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays | Anxiety Disorders