1 It’s sneaky. Depression is a very sneaky disease. Sufferers may notice a little daytime sleepiness, a bad mood that doesn’t lift after a good night’s sleep, or an aversion to being around people who ordinarily lift them up. Before they know it, they are sleeping fourteen hours a day, isolating themselves, and see no … Continue reading Ten Things No One Tells You About Depression
“Decide what to be and go be it!” When we decide to make the decision to find out who we are as an individual and change our life for the better, there are usually many situations and life choices that we have made that have brought us to this cross roads within our lives. For … Continue reading New Year, New You! How to find out who you are, by discovering new interests.
Since April was cancer awareness month, today I'll be sharing some tips on prevention and coping mechanisms for if a loved one has been diagnosed or fighting this hideous disease. Personally, I have lost many loved ones from cancer. However, the scariest part of all of it, for me at least, is that kids (yes … Continue reading Cancer Awareness Month
"Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it's something that it doesn't get a day off." ~ Demi Lovato I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Monday December 16, 2013 (at around 5pm). It was a gloomy day, which I find … Continue reading My journey to recovery
The other day someone asked me what my ultimate goal is when I finish school. Without giving it a second thought, I responded with medical school. For seven years now I've said I wanted to go to medical school and become a doctor. I mean, all of the books I have my on "to read" … Continue reading How my mental health made me realize what career I wanted
It's no surprise that I'm a fan of Demi Lovato, and have been since as long as I can remember (back to the Camp Rock & Sonny With A Chance days). But when I heard she went into rehab for, at the time was told as, "physical and emotional issues," I was taken aback. To … Continue reading Mental Health in The Media
When it comes to mental illness, there’s still a current of suspicion and blame running through the church.
It's that time of the year where everyone reflects on the past year and the coming year. It's a time where people set goals for themselves in the hope that they'll accomplish them sometime throughout the new year. The only thing about New Years resolutions is that they're often failed within the first month of … Continue reading Alex’s New Years Resolution(s)
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6b, NASB The Peace I Lack Some people seem to possess and exude a sense of peace. I’m not one of them. Depression and anxiety wreak havoc in my mind and heart. Even on good days, I feel uneasy … Continue reading The Fruit of the Spirit Called Peace
As most of us know, the largest organ in the human body is our skin. It covers the entirety of our body, composed of 3 layers; the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis (being ordered from superifical to deep). Because skin is the largest organ, it's exposed to a lot in our surrounding environment. The integumentary system serves three … Continue reading How to protect your skin from cancer