What better time to have your emotions change than when your hormones are already going crazy? Perinatal (meaning: before and after the birth of a child) Depression is a type of mood disorder. It affects women during pregnancy and after childbirth. There are rare cases where the mother and the baby is at risk. Included … More Perinatal Depression
There is already a stigma around mental health. It still gives people a bad taste in their mouths when they talk about it. Some people don’t believe in it and don’t care to learn about it at all. This is not a good mindset for men to have if they are struggling with their mental … More Men’s Mental Health
Most of us can look back when we were younger and pin point a time when you felt your first big symptom, and because you were a just a child, you had no idea it could be something more than just that, being a child. Most people get diagnosed with a mental illness in their … More Mental Illness in Children and Teens
I am collaborating with Charles “Uncle Chuck” Duncan again! You may remember him as the one I interviewed on the Medical Marijuana post I did a while ago. He is needing some help with statistics for a project he was doing and I was hoping you all would help us out with that. 🙂 The … More Questions On Cannabis for Anxiety & Depression
Music therapy is one of the most interesting subjects that I have researched. When you listen to a song, you may notice an emotional change, or memories that come back to you, but you do not realize what is actually going on in your brain. Music is a whole-brain experience. So for that reason, we … More Music Therapy & The Brain
Suicide is a hard topic to talk about. It isn’t something you start off a conversation with. Suicide does not discriminate. Not between genders or ethnicities. Not between ages or religion. It doesn’t discriminate between who is most successful or not. This is a topic we need to be more open to talking about. People … More In Honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Bipolar Depression. In bipolar disorder, you don’t really know which pole is more evil. Bipolar depression is essentially like major depressive disorder. The only difference is is that when you have major depressive disorder, you are very down for awhile and you don’t feel the ups of mania. Bipolar depression, you may be low for … More Bipolar Breakdown: Bipolar Depression (Yes, There is a Difference)
Hi friends! I hope everyone’s weekend was a good one and that you were able to get some relaxation to start your week. If you have not read my Bipolar Breakdown: Overview post, I recommend reading it so that you have some insight on what some things are in this one. It is the first … More Bipolar Breakdown: Mania & Hypomania
Hello everyone! I’m so excited to publish this one. When I found out I had bipolar disorder, I wasn’t as interested in learning more about it. When I was in the hospital, I finally developed the want to research it. When I was discharged from the hospital, I ended up buying so many books about … More Bipolar Breakdown: Overview
You feel as though you don’t have any time to relax. You feel alone. Like there is always something to figure out or fix. When one unfortunate thing arises, another isn’t far behind. There is so much going on in the world recently. Covid-19 has been hard for all of us, especially those with mental … More How to Keep From Drowning in These Current Events
I think we needed a little breather after the last post so I cooked up a few different things to try today so I’d like to see how it goes. For the weeks when we do activity therapy, I will post a few different things to do for fun. Such as; something to color or … More Activity Therapy!
I feel as though we hear about OCD fairly often. Unfortunately not because we are educating each other, but rather a stigma about it. People view it as something laughable, but don’t get the whole image of just what it means to have OCD. Recap: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is another branch from the anxiety tree … More The Wonderful World of Anxiety: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
This year has been pretty weird, yes? I know I’m not the only one who needs something to make it a smidgen better for all of us. So, surprise! Below you will see so many sweet little babies that you can look at all day long. You know that gut feeling you get when you … More Welcome to Pet Therapy!
Most of the people I know or interviewed have this type of anxiety disorder, including myself. Recap: Generalized Anxiety is sub category of anxiety, which is the most common, that is so intense that it can interfere with one’s daily life. Everyone is different but, some of the usual signs and symptoms of generalized anxiety … More The Wonderful World of Anxiety: Generalized Anxiety