How A Family Recovers When A Loved One is Diagnosed

It's been a rough week for me. With bad news and bad days consuming me, it felt like all I was doing was fighting to stay strong through it all. Thankfully I've got my family and friends, who I refer to as the most beautiful bunch of souls that I'm very lucky to have. In my … Continue reading How A Family Recovers When A Loved One is Diagnosed

The Different Types of Mental Health Care Professionals

Hello Everyone! And happy hump day! Today I will be talking about the different mental health care professionals and their role with treatment in terms of mental health. Psychiatrist  A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of mental health. Psychiatrists, in comparison to psychologists, are able to prescribe medications. … Continue reading The Different Types of Mental Health Care Professionals

Pharmacological Therapy for Mental Health

As some of you may know, I'm currently studying nursing at uni. And in nursing, we study the different pharmacological therapies for different illnesses. So for today's post, I'm gonna use that knowledge, and many pages of study notes, to share with you the different types of medications used to help with mental illness. I … Continue reading Pharmacological Therapy for Mental Health

How Opening Up Over a Cup of Coffee Set Me On the Path to Mental Health Recovery

I met Jim a little over 10 years ago as I sat in a small Methodist church in rural Illinois. I was attending college in that town at the time, and I had recently been diagnosed with a mental illness. I was 22 years old. During the end of a methodist service, the pastor asked … Continue reading How Opening Up Over a Cup of Coffee Set Me On the Path to Mental Health Recovery

Why is Recovery so Hard (from a mental illness)?

As I’ve mentioned before, recovery is often times looked at like taking your car into the shop; you bring it in, the problem is determined, the mechanics work on your car to fix the problem, and away you go. This is the biggest misconception while beginning recovery – which you’ll be fixed after a bit … Continue reading Why is Recovery so Hard (from a mental illness)?

Steps To Recovery (From A Mental Illness)

Often times we look at recovery, from any illness, and think it's like taking your car in; you take it in, the problem/concern is determined, the mechanics solve the problem and off you go. However, recovering from a mental illness is much more different than that of a typical illness. When someone has a mental … Continue reading Steps To Recovery (From A Mental Illness)