BLM: Mental Health & Educational Resources List

BLM: Mental Health & Educational Resources List

I have seen many lists in response to recent events in the U.S. Some highlight accounts/voices, to amplify Black voices. Others share mental health resources for the Black community. Lists also share educational tools (books, movies, shows, podcasts) to help educate people on topics related to racism. Below, I have gathered several of the lists [...]

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 [...]

Burnout: More than a Buzzword

Burnout: More than a Buzzword

burn (oneself) out adjective (burnt-out) work too hard, work like a Trojan/horse/slave, work/run oneself into the ground, wear oneself to a shadow, work one's fingers to the bone, drive oneself into the ground, sweat, sweat blood, work day and night, burn the candle at both ends, burn the midnight oil, overtax oneself, overtax one's strength, [...]

PODCAST TIME! #BeyondYourPast

PODCAST TIME! #BeyondYourPast

https://twitter.com/BeyondYourPast/status/1034074301551575041 I've never been on a podcast before, but I jumped at this opportunity. It was such a great experience. I loved getting the chance to use a new platform for psychoeducation & discussing bipolar disorder! Thank you, Matthew Pappas of the awesome "Beyond Your Past" podcast!   LISTEN HERE!

Clinical Anxiety & Excessive Perfectionism

Clinical Anxiety & Excessive Perfectionism

In high school, I was what was often labeled as a "perfectionist", a "workaholic", and an "overachiever. I used to think it was just this abnormally great intrinsic drive to be the best I could be... now I wonder if my anxiety was driving my behavior. Why did I spend triple the amount of time [...]

Go ahead. Call me “dramatic”…

Go ahead. Call me “dramatic”…

I used to be very in control of my emotions. I was not hypersensitive or overly dramatic.   But, bipolar disorder has destroyed my ability to be on top of my emotions at all times.   The littlest of things, a small criticism or a minor comment, can make it feel like my friendship is [...]

Calm down, racing brain. Calm. Down.

Calm down, racing brain. Calm. Down.

Approaches to attempt to "calm down", stop the excessive thoughts and fixation... listen to music and really focus on the instruments and the lyrics art therapy i.e. art coloring book for relaxation "dance it out" go for a run paint on a canvas cook or bake something for the very first time- work on those [...]