Christmas: An Extra Place at the Table

This is the season of light.  Thanksgiving is past. We've already done our Black Friday binge-shopping for the year. It's Christmas! In this season of sparkling tinsel and twinkling lights, there's a darker side we don't always think about, or want to. For many people, this season of togetherness, generosity, and family presents a viciously … Continue reading Christmas: An Extra Place at the Table

What’s Wrong With Being Confident?

"I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. and only in the process of fixing myself did I know who I really was"  - Sade Andria Zabala The thing I like most about reading philosophical quotes is that you can take it and relate it to your own experiences. One of the most important, and beneficial, … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Being Confident?

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 to Help Your Children When They’re Anxious

Do you struggle with anxiety? I do. I'm worst-case-scenario girl. If there's a noise in the car, I jump to the fear a repair will cost hundreds of dollars. If the toilet flushes funny once, I fear septic issues and see dollar signs. Most of my anxieties are money related. And they're also futile. The … Continue reading How to Help Your Children When They’re Anxious

Watch Your Mouth: What NOT to say to someone with a Mental Illness

Today I want to write about something that has been very pressing on my mind lately. As someone who was diagnosed with a third mental illness last year, I can be overly sensitive to what people say or do around me and it got me thinking... How many times do kind, well meaning people slip … Continue reading Watch Your Mouth: What NOT to say to someone with a Mental Illness

Overcoming Self-Doubt: How To Tune Out Your Inner Tormentor

Introducing My Tormentor After years of living with him, I think I've finally found a way to quiet down the jerk who plants little seeds of doubt in my brain after almost every single decision I make. The jerk's name is Horace, and he loves to make me doubt myself. When you spend every waking … Continue reading Overcoming Self-Doubt: How To Tune Out Your Inner Tormentor