As someone who has been actively engaged in the mental health community on social media for the past few years, I have come across an alarming amount of misconceptions about mental health conditions. Many of these myths either minimize conditions (e.g., "Depression is just being sad. Cheer up!"). Others falsely stereotype entire populations (e.g., "People with psychosis are [...]
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 [...]
Recently, I created a video for #KeepTalkingMH on Rebecca Lombardo's YouTube channel. Check my video out! Also, make sure to check out the others! https://youtu.be/lpVnBS4keE0 Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate!
“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 [...]