COVID-19 & Bipolar Disorder

COVID-19 & Bipolar Disorder

Important things to remember:   1. Routine matters! I know it can feel like Earth is on pause. However, having some sort of routine is necessary. Get sleep; eat regularly. I know: easier said than done! However, irregular sleep can trigger episodes! 2. Remember your treatment, whether that is meds, therapy, healthy lifestyle (e.g, exercise), [...]

20 Ways to De-Stress

20 Ways to De-Stress

  Feeling tense? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Irritated? Frustrated? Angry? Constantly tired? Having difficulty sleeping? Having stomach distress? Headaches?     You may be experiencing emotional, psychological, and physical signs of stress.   Stress is not something to simply brush off, even if being overworked and chronically stressed out has become normalized. Stress can lead to the [...]

#DepressionFeelsLike

#DepressionFeelsLike

Last month, I was really excited to come across mental health-related trending hashtags on Twitter! When I saw #DepressionFeelsLike trending, I decided to tweet about it as well. I was surprised by just how many people resonated with the tweets!   https://twitter.com/CalculatingMind/status/1203127763185651713   https://twitter.com/CalculatingMind/status/1203136020641964033     In fact, my tweet was even the core of [...]

10 Things to Drop in the New Decade

10 Things to Drop in the New Decade

2020 is a fresh new start. Let's kick it off the RIGHT way. This past decade, I've come across so many issues in the way people discuss mental health & mental illness.   Here is my list of things to leave behind in 2019:   Anti-psychiatry shenanigans "You don't need pills! Those are harmful! "Do [...]