I had a (small) panic attack Sunday night. I was crying, sweating, thinking a million things at once, breathing rapidly, and shaking. My chest was tight. I felt out of control. And it wasn't nice. It wasn't fun. I hadn't had a panic in a while, so I did beat myself up for it having… Continue reading What My Panic Attack Taught Me
Remember the social pressures that we all face: Will I be liked? Will I be accepted? Will I be understood? Am I funny enough? Smart enough? Interesting enough? - and then times that by like ten for someone with social anxiety...it's not a nice feeling to deal with regularly.
*This post is entirely my own opinion and is intended to be a guide to help bring awareness to people's actions that can be damaging their lives - that is all.* What does taking responsibility for your life look like? Your common emotions are passion, intrigue, determination, and contentment As a follow on from the… Continue reading Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life (Pt 2)
What they need: A shoulder to cry on A person to lean on A person(s) to listen to them Words of encouragement Support when seeking professional help Advice and kind guidance Understanding and empathy Support when taking medication Patience and compassion Information, tips and tricks for helping themselves cope A friend they know is there… Continue reading What A Person with Mental Illness Needs
*This is a guest post from a fellow mental health advocate.* Mental health was not a term known to me until around two years ago. I didn’t know anything about the importance of your own wellbeing, nor did I understand the devastating impact it would have on people I know. If I know anything about… Continue reading Guest Post from Sonam Patel “Mental Health is Dismissed Within My Culture”
Anxiety and depression have stopped me from... Sleeping: some people sleep too much with A & D, I slept too little; dangerously little, in fact Eating: loss of appetite, not wanting to eat around others, feeling dissatisfied with food and hating the act of eating like it was a chore I had to force myself… Continue reading Affects of Anxiety & Depressions on Me
When you do the every day/week things that you do for your physical health, be aware that there are many easy ways to do things towards bettering your mental health, too. And you should be doing these things in order to be truly healthy and happy in your life. So, when you think about doing… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness