I'm usually a reserved and private sort of person. However, in the desire to help others with their mental health issues, I have broken down those barriers and talked about the problems I have had. In that spirit, I would like to tell the history of my mental health. My hope is twofold: first, that … Continue reading My Mental Health Story
We've all heard the cliche that hindsight is 20/20. It's an old saying, but it's true. My hindsight has given me so much depth of understanding about my life, especially as regards my mental illnesses. Obviously, it wasn't meant to be that I should know in the past all that I know now, and yet … Continue reading 8 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Treatment of My Depression
I suffer from anxiety. I haven't hidden that from you because I think it is something important to talk about. There is frequently a stigma surrounding those people who have mental illnesses, but I don't think that's fair. I think everyone needs to understand what these things are all about, what people suffer, and what … Continue reading This Technique Nearly Eliminates My Daily Anxiety
Mental health. It's my favorite topic. Maybe it's because I have had so many issues with it that I find the subject fascinating, but I love learning about mental health problems and how to prevent or fix them. I've noticed, though, that we spend a lot of time talking about what we should do to … Continue reading 5 Common Practices That Negatively Affect Your Mental Health
Most of us have moments in our lives when everything is just too much to take. At those moments, life is overwhelming and thought is exhausting. Our feelings become numb--all feelings except for one, that is. Which one is that? The one that screams, "I DON'T CARE!" At such times, you may remember all the … Continue reading Self-Care for When You Don’t Care
There's a powerful weapon available to fight all kinds of human problems. Materialism, greed, depression, anxiety, discontentment, and so on--all can be made better somehow when you put this weapon into action. And what is this mighty tool, this problem-solving instrument? Gratitude. It does so much. I've already written a post on how gratitude can … Continue reading “Should” We Be Grateful?
I love free time. Who doesn't? But when those happy periods come along, can you guess what happens? That's right! Anxiety jumps in and tears my rest and tranquility to shreds. Except sometimes. Once in a while comes that special day when the rest is real and not an hours-long battle with my anxious tendencies. … Continue reading Overcoming the Anxiety That Overcomes My Free Time