A Letter From My Anxiety (and What I Wrote Back)
Anxiety comes to make some things clear to us, but are we going to listen to it? In this article, I'm going to reveal the letter I received from my anxiety and the one I wrote back to it. So, if you are also a sufferer, this letter may be of help and support to you.
Soothing Phrases You Can Use to Help Someone With Anxiety
A person suffering from anxiety is unable to act or think logically. They aren't as mentally healthy as you are. Do you wish to lend a helping hand? Here's how.
Disconnect to Connect: What I Learned During My Social Media Break
When one gets so overloaded while spending time on social media that it costs them their peace of mind, a good approach is to take it slow and just take a break from it.
Being an Empath or Highly Sensitive Person
What is it really like to be an empath or highly sensitive person? How do you cope when you feel vulnerable in the world? Since I was a young girl, I have always felt I was different—more sensitive than others and more in tune with the planet and the energies surrounding me. Why was this happening?
8 Ways to Cope When Living With an Alcoholic Parent
Coping with an alcoholic parent is difficult no matter if it's a recent or long-term part of one's life.
How I Manage My Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD
Coming out of a depressive period can be overwhelming, but taking it one step at a time, and being patient with yourself can help immensely. Here are some methods I use to manage my symptoms of depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
What Mental Illness Is Really Like
There is a stigma around talking about mental health. Yes, it is acceptable to advocate for mental health and encourage self-care now. However, the ugly side of many mental illnesses is frequently overlooked. It still feels frowned upon to admit to having some of the lesser-known symptoms.
We Are Aware of Mental Health, but We Need Support
When it comes to mental health, my feed has been flooded with people telling others to “just be kind” and in theory, that is a lovely message. However, you can be kind until you are blue in the face and mental illness would still be a major issue in our society.
5 Tips on Working When Living With Bipolar Disorder
Working is tough for everyone, but it can be even harder if you are bipolar. Sometimes, a little advice and a few tips can change your perspective at work.
How I Reduce Stress and Tackle Anxiety and Panic Attacks
In this article, I discuss the tools I used and the changes I made to tackle my anxiety and panic attacks. Although everyone has to find their own process to deal with anxiety, some approaches to handling these disorders have been scientifically proven to help many.
Lying Is Always Harder: Tell the Truth Now
Pathological lying is the chronic behavior of compulsive or habitual lying. This article will show you what to do if you have told a lie. It will help either you or someone else take the steps towards telling the truth. It will also discuss the four main types of lying.
Understanding the Lows of Bipolar and Mental Illness
While bipolar is commonly associated with rapid mood swings, anger, and upbeat (often uncontrollable or delusional) manic states, there are also the downs and depression that tag along with it. What causes these states and how common are they?
Taking Control of Any Situation by Controlling the Self
In order to take any semblance of control within the world around you, you must first take control of your inner world. You must train your mind like a fighter trains their body and ensure that you practice proper techniques and responses to any situation that may arise.
What Is It Like Living With Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?
Rejection sensitive dysphoria is a debilitating emotional state that feels like a physical manifestation of emotional pain to the sufferer. I'm lucky to be able to dissociate from my RSD so as to analyze it and offer a clear and fair perspective of what it is like to experience it.
How I Deal With Anxiety
We all experience some degree of worry or anxiety. But for many people, excessive worrying about things can indicate an anxiety disorder, a condition that can be debilitating for the sufferer. You might find relief from anxiety by using processes offered here.
19 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Ketamine Infusion
I am currently on Ketamine Infusions. They are great, but there are a few things I wish I knew before I started. I learned these things along the way, and wish to share them with you so you're better prepared.
My First Time Using Ketamine Infusions for Depression
I have never, in my life, experimented with drugs outside of alcohol. I suffered from severe depression, anxiety, and even ideations of not existing. Was a ketamine infusion the answer?
What Is It Like Living With Borderline Personality Disorder?
Living with borderline personality disorder is extremely painful and confusing, and it is a topic everyone should approach with tact and understanding. This article sheds light on the topic from a personal perspective, while providing important information on the disorder itself.
What to Say When Skinny Girls Complain About Feeling Fat
“How do you think that makes ME feel?” That’s how most of us react when someone smaller than us complains about their body. How insulting, and more importantly, how should you respond?
Loving Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder is probably one of the least understood mental illnesses. I hope sharing my experience can help you gain a better understanding of BPD.
9 Signs You're Experiencing Hypomania (And How It's Different Than Happiness)
Hypomania may not appear as extreme as classic mania, but it is still a symptom of bipolar disorder and can often precede a period of depression. Therefore, it is necessary to be able to identify hypomania and distinguish it from normal, healthy happiness.
Winning the Battle Over Alcohol
Alcoholism is not just an addiction, it's a disease. A disease of the brain. And just like with any other disease, it develops and progresses over time if left untreated. Drinking excessively is indicative of alcohol-dependency and could be diagnosed as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).
7 Ways to Deal With Anxiety From Someone Who Has Been There
When you're feeling anxious, you don't need someone to pet you or roll their eyes at you. Sometimes, the quickest way home is just for someone to act like you are normal because somewhere inside you are, and it helps to be reminded of what that feels like.
Single Mother, Recovering Addict with Severe Mental Illness, & Autoimmune Disease, "Hashimoto's"
Hypothyroidism, an autoimmune disease which attacks the thyroid, severe mental illness, in recovery for drug and alcohol addiction and a past full of trauma and abuse... I'm one one tough Mama.. (My Story)
The World From the Perspective of an Agoraphobe
Anxiety is more than fear. Oftentimes, it's an irrational reaction to a common situation. To help people understand how debilitating this "invisible disability" can be, an agoraphobic adult takes the time to describe how it feels to them.
My Life With Trichotillomania: The Hair-Pulling, Skin-Picking Disorder That Has a Name
As a trichotillomania sufferer, I will talk about my struggle with this relatively unknown, "odd" disorder and explain symptoms so you can see what it's like to live with the disorder.
Why Therapy and Talking About Your Problems Should Be Encouraged
Many assumptions are made about therapy, which can cause people who could benefit from the service to distrust it. This article will attempt to dissuade the negative mindset surrounding how therapy fits into the mental health industry.
Three Unique Techniques I’ve Used to Cope With Anxiety (That Worked)
There are numerous ways to cope with anxiety. What works really depends on the individual. Here are a few outside-the-box techniques that actually worked for me.
What to Remember When Coming Out of the Mental Illness Closet
Coming out to loved ones about your mental illness can be hard. Here's some things to remember as you come out of the mental illness closet.
Benefits of Being the Shy Child in the Family
I am most often a watcher, not a participant but like a tiny computer, I digest images and vocal tones. I am intuitive, empathetic, introverted, and highly analytical. These are qualities that are often present in shy individuals. There are detrimental aspects of shyness but there are also benefits
My Experience With Taking Fluoxetine (Prozac) for 1 Year
I have been taking the antidepressant fluoxetine for one year now. Here is my experience with the medication and how it has affected my depression symptoms.
Daily Struggles With PTSD (And What You Should Understand About Them)
Living with someone who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder can be frustrating, especially when you don't understand what they are going through. Hopefully, by explaining my own struggles with PTSD, you can get a better picture of what your loved one is going through.
The Struggles of Living With PTSD: My Story
This is a perspective on how my PTSD affects some of my daily life and some of my relationships. I am explaining this not only to share the story of the episodes and trials I deal with, but to help others relate a little better with their friends and relatives that may also suffer with this.