Anxiety & Depression
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.
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.
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.
How I Deal With Anxiety
We all experience some degree of worry or anxiety. But for many excessive worrying about things can indicate an anxiety disorder, a condition that can be debilitating for the sufferer. You will 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?
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.
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.
My Experience With Taking Fluoxetine (Prozac) for 1 Year
I have been taking the antidepressant Fluoxetine for 1 year now. Here is my experience with the medication and how it has affected my depression symptoms.
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.
Panic Attacks vs. Anxiety Attacks: Know the Difference
Learn the similarities and differences between anxiety attacks and panic attacks—based on facts and my own personal experience. Knowing the difference can help a person overcome these attacks.
We Need to Change Our Attitude Towards Mental Health
One in every five of us suffers from a mental illness, yet so many of us are afraid to talk about it. But we know that talking not only makes us feel better, it also saves lives. And if so many of us have a mental health issue, why are we still stigmatizing ourselves?
Anxiety Before Work Every Day? How to Calm Anxiety at Work
Are you feeling scared about going to work because you're anxious there? You're not alone! Here's some quick tips for dealing with anxiety before and during work.
Facing the Reality of Depression: Treating Yourself Well When You Feel Unwell
Facing the reality of depression has taken me on what seems like an endless quest to fix my depression. But this approach seems to have worsened the intensity of this illness, zapping precious energy and triggering feelings of frustration and overwhelm.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Ex-RAF Veteran Talks About His Experience
My dear friend, Alan Mudge, was an armourer during his time in the RAF. He was kind enough to agree to talk to you all about his personal experience suffering with PTSD.
7 Things That People Suffering With Depression Are Sick of Hearing
Depression affects 1 in 6 people in the UK alone. However, there are still people out there who still just don't understand that depression isn't just a moment of feeling a bit sad.
Living With Depression and Anxiety: My Story Told Through My Own Experience
A discussion on how I am currently experiencing a lot of anxiety, and how I manage it through narrating my thoughts through writing and deeply expressed poetry.
3 Ways We Kept Our Stress From Getting Out of Control
When stress gets out of control, we experience physical distress to the point that we become ill. To keep this from happening, use these three simple techniques.
My Journey With Depression: The Faces That Hide It
Depression is usually misjudged, based on how a person looks. This article is a closer look into my struggle with depression.
What Works for Me: Stop a Panic Attack With Three Simple Steps
During a panic attack, we feel like we are going to die. Rather than going to the emergency room, use these three steps to bring emotions back to a manageable level.
How I Cope With Chronic Anxiety and Avoid Depression
Anxiety is a very common issue that millions of people suffer with daily. Living with it can be difficult, often leading to depression. There are ways to cope.
My Experience: What It's Like Inside of a Panic Attack Tornado
The following is a description of what it's like on the inside of a terrifying panic attack. With 20 years of experience I know this feeling all too well.
Tips for Living With an Anxiety Disorder From Someone Who's Been There
So far, I've survived over 14 years with an anxiety disorder. There have been many days where I was absolutely sure I was going to die before morning. Here are some of the things that have saved me.
3 Pen & Paper Tricks to Motivate Yourself When You're Depressed
When you're struggling with depression, it can be hard to get motivated. This article lists three ways you can motivate yourself... using just a pen and a piece of paper!
My "10 Things" to Bring You Up When You're Feeling Down
Depression sucks. It literally sucks the life and soul out of everything. You can't just "snap out of it," but you can take some tiny steps to make you feel just that little bit better.
Is Suicide a Sweet Ticket Out? What It's Like to Want to Kill Yourself
This is my story of how I narrowly escaped death after attempting suicide. Life has a way of slapping the very breath out of you—painting the picture of suicide as a reversible option, when in actuality, once accomplished, there is no coming back. Once you're dead, you're dead.
Something We All Need to Know About Anxiety and Depression
"Just don't" never works.