I've talked a little about my struggle with anxiety, and depression in an earlier blog, but just scratched the surface. I have found that mental health has become a lot more "socially acceptable" to talk about, and more people are feeling free to talk about their experiences myself included. We do however still have a … Continue reading What to expect when you’re unsuspecting
The truth is that relapses or setbacks happen to all of us who struggle with mental health issues. We can be fooled into complacency. We can stop doing the work because perhaps we feel like we don’t need to do anymore because we feel good, “we’ve got a handle on things”. If I have learned … Continue reading Finding your way back to YOU: Mental Health Relapse and ways to find your way back!
There are two types of Substance related disorders - Substance Use Disorders and Substance-Induced Disorders. Substance Use Disorders: Substance Abuse - the person will continue to use despite negative consequences. Substance Dependance - the person will also be dealing with tolerance and withdrawal. Withdrawal is a substance specific reaction that is caused when a person … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays |Substance Related Disorders
Last week we talked about my emotional breakthrough that lead to the road of recovery for me. Today's Flashback Friday brings us to the days, weeks, and months following my first steps towards recovery. I started to recover (in the sense that I stopped harming myself) and things were finally looking brighter until the pain … Continue reading Relapse and Lies
So you had a bad day... You tried so hard to be strong... But then you couldn't hold off anymore. You relapsed. Now you feel bad. Your going to beat yourself up for days and be ashamed of what you have done. STOP! There's something you need to know. You were not alone when you … Continue reading Relapse – It’s okay!