Common Signs of Mania

Common Signs of Mania

Hypomania & mania can feature such a wide range of symptoms, from "paranoia" to "euphoria." Which of these symptoms have you experienced?

#ForMeDepressionIs

#ForMeDepressionIs

“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 [...]

Why Blaming Mental Illness Won’t Stop Mass Shootings

Why Blaming Mental Illness Won’t Stop Mass Shootings

Blaming gun violence in America on mental illness is not the answer, but go off. A majority of tweets I came across yesterday in the aftermath of yet another (actually 2) mass shootings this past week have been blaming mental illness.   Here is the issue with that... I haven't seen anyone with an ACTUAL [...]

Do’s & Don’ts of Mental Health Social Media Usage

Do’s & Don’ts of Mental Health Social Media Usage

For the past few years, I have actively been using social media in relation to mental health awareness, whether it has been to connect to others or to share my latest blog post. It is absolutely amazing how the internet has allowed for these supportive communities of mental health warriors to come together from all [...]

Time to Talk Day 2019

Time to Talk Day 2019

    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 [...]

The Dark Side of Social Media

The Dark Side of Social Media

TW: This post discusses self-harm and suicide in relation to the internet & social media. I refrained from including images, but if the written content itself could be triggering to you, please do not continue to read the post beyond the resources listed. I have included 2 suicide prevention resources immediately below: Related Resources: National [...]

Barriers to Treatment

Barriers to Treatment

If someone thinks they are depressed, they can just easily go to the doctor and instantly get help, right? In a dream scenario, this would be the case. However, in reality, the situation is often much more complex. For many people, there are barriers to seeking care for mental illnesses (i.e. for depression).   Why [...]