5 Things Never to Say to Someone With Depression

When we see someone suffering, of course we want to help. This is especially the case when we have a loved one who is going through the pains of depression. Unfortunately, however, those who try to help, though well intentioned, often say exactly the wrong thing. What seems like a simple solution to them is … Continue reading 5 Things Never to Say to Someone With Depression

8 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Treatment of My Depression

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

This Technique Nearly Eliminates My Daily Anxiety

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

5 Common Practices That Negatively Affect Your Mental Health

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

Overcoming the Anxiety That Overcomes My Free Time

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