What to expect when you’re unsuspecting

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

Finding your way back to YOU: Mental Health Relapse and ways to find your way back!

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!

Mental Health Mondays |Substance Related Disorders

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