Sometimes it's the little things in life that can help us see the bigger picture. Hopefully sharing my experiences helps those living with mental health challenges - and to see the bigger picture too. I have a bracelet that I wear to help raise money and awareness for mental health. Last night it broke which … Continue reading Broken Bracelet, Big Milestone
May is Mental Health Awareness Month which is a topic near and dear to my heart. With the corresponding news stories, social media posts and other news coverage it occurs to me - who cares? At its most basic, awareness literally means "knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists." So why is awareness … Continue reading Why May is so Damn Important
Did you know that anxiety disorders can make someone feel like they don't belong? That's what I felt and I've heard from others who feel the same way. I struggled for years knowing I had an anxiety disorder which made me feel like I was the only one and I didn't belong. See, anxiety disorders … Continue reading Alone in the Crowd
Anxiety disorders are more common than we may think, but since it is silent and not easily visible we often think we are alone. While there are 40 million Americans diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, with many more who have not been diagnosed not including children! We are not alone in this, and I have … Continue reading Real Anxiety Stories from Real People
This past Thursday marked 90 days since I was admitted to the hospital from overwhelming anxiety. I can't say that I'm totally cured but hell, what fun would that be anyway?! I can say without a doubt that I am feeling better than I have in years, on a fraction of the meds and am … Continue reading 90 Days Out!
New fast-acting anti-depressant drug administered as nasal spray is first released in decades, offers new hope for depressive disorder treatment Depression and anxiety often afflict people simultaneously, and there is new hope to the 16.1 million adults suffering from treatment-resistant Major Depressive Disorder. The new drug, Spravato®, offers hope to those that have treatment-resistant depression … Continue reading Close Relative of Club Drug Offers New Hope for Depression Treatment