The holiday season can be especially overwhelming for people who struggle with anxiety. The financial burdens, social gatherings, disrupt of routine and family dynamics are but a few of the triggers a person with anxiety may struggle with. Throw in some seasonal blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the struggle can feel completely overwhelming.… Continue reading Gift Ideas For Anxious Friends
Worst. Feeling. Ever. Am I right? I don't often miss my medication but, when I do, I sure do feel it. My head feels like electric shocks are pulsing through my synapses and my stomach feels like it's being shredded. I feel exhausted no matter how much sleep I get. I'm irritable, angry and impossible… Continue reading How to Survive When You Miss Your Medication
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
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
Lately, I've been making some hard decisions. Decisions, I quite frankly, wish I didn't have to make. Decisions that I wish the depression could make for me. I mean it takes up my entire body anyways. Making decisions when you have anxiety and depression is light fighting a fight you aren't even sure you want to… Continue reading How to Make Hard Decisions