Christmas, although a cheerful time, can be especially stressful for those struggling with mental illness. It's a time where there are numerous social expectations, alcohol (depressant) is easily accessible and may be part of family traditions, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is at a high as the world feels terribly cold and dark. Loneliness during… Continue reading How to Support People With Mental Illness During The Christmas Season
So recently I saw a naturopath who gave me a solid meal plan consisting of mostly vegetables, protein and healthy fats. What the meal plan didn't contain was pizza. I miss pizza. Instead of eating an entire pizza I figured I'd write about it. Pizza isn' it's own food group. Like why? Does it have… Continue reading Why It’s so Hard to Eat Healthy
Coming down with a cold or flu sucks. Am I right? But, coming down with a cold or flu and then having your mental health flare up is almost unbearable. Not only are you now experiencing both physical and mental illness symptoms, but you may be having trouble caring for yourself due to an increase… Continue reading How to cope when physical illness exacerbates mental illness.
Note: I am in no way trying to disrespect Doctors who work in family practice, I appreciate the work they do and believe there are good doctors. I saw a naturopathic doctor for the first time a few days ago. I booked the appointment in hopes that she would be able to help me live… Continue reading My Naturopath Experience