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“For me, depression can take on various forms. One version is just feeling INCREDIBLY EMPTY, like a shell of my former self. I am stripped of; passion for anything, ability to function, my personality, ability to smile and laugh, love for life… everything. Another version is an agitated, anxious depression. I have difficulty sleeping and [...]
This year, #timetotalkday is all about sharing the ingredients that make a good conversation about mental health! As someone who has been on both sides of the conversation (as the struggling friend & at times as the concerned one), I understand the value of opening up about mental health. These conversations can be [...]
I was nominated for the "This or That" challenge by life & mental health blogger Uncustomary Housewife Elizabeth Mosley-Banks. You should check out her blog if you are interested in mental health (which you probably are if you ended up on my blog), easy to follow recipes of yummy food (Who isn't?), & really amazing [...]
Today, I feel normal… so normal that I might just cry. To someone who has no personal ties to a mood disorder, this statement may seem odd, even bizarre. Why would someone be so emotional about feeling just “okay”? Thank you Charlotte Underwood so much for letting me write a guest blog post for [...]
A few weeks ago, M3 TentTalk contacted me regarding a guest post opportunity for their new Starfish Stories series. The theme of the "Starfish Stories" posts is "we can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone"... so illustrate either how I have helped someone or how someone has helped me. Using that theme as my [...]
How many illnesses can be seen in a positive light by its patients? How many have symptoms that make the "sick" willingly give up their meds time after time? This is one reason that bipolar disorder is so fascinating to me. Medication non-adherence may not be that big of an issue with other illnesses, but [...]