Is the popular social media platform promoting mental health content... or hiding it?
"I WILL ATTEND TO my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard..."
*opens door at night & floods room with light every few minutes* You should try to sleep more!
A manic episode is defined by the DSM-5 as "a distinct period of abnormally & persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood and abnormally and persistently increased activity or energy lasting at least 1 week and present most of the day, nearly every day." There are several signs and symptoms of a manic … Continue reading Mania: GIF Edition
Anxiety is a word which is thrown around all of the time, so what it really means or looks like can get lost in everyday conversation. There is not just one look, behavior, or symptom associated with anxiety. There are so, so many ways in which it can be felt or seen, from physical sensations … Continue reading 50 Signs of Anxiety
*I'm talking about the afterword of the book "Beautiful Boy" by David Sheff, so... yes, that would be a spoiler.* Odd enough, one of the things that will stick with me most from "Beautiful Boy" is a part of the story that isn't even mentioned until the afterword. Through years of addiction, … Continue reading “Beautiful Boy” & Mental Illness
For the past few years, I have actively been using social media in relation to mental health awareness, whether it has been to connect to others or to share my latest blog post. It is absolutely amazing how the internet has allowed for these supportive communities of mental health warriors to come together from all … Continue reading Do’s & Don’ts of Mental Health Social Media Usage
This year, #timetotalkday is all about sharing the ingredients that make a good conversation about mental health! As someone who has been on both sides of the conversation (as the struggling friend & at times as the concerned one), I understand the value of opening up about mental health. These conversations can be … Continue reading Time to Talk Day 2019
"As far as looking for the right therapist, do remember to actually look. Too many people make the mistake of picking the first name off the list provided by their insurance company and assuming that if things aren't working with that therapist that means therapy doesn't work for them, period. Finding the right therapist takes … Continue reading Seeking a Therapist
Imagine if a detective arrived at a crime scene, labeled the crime a murder, then announced that their job was done. That's not a complete job! The "what" (i.e. murder) is NOT enough information. The job is far from over; in fact, the case is just beginning! What was the weapon? Who caused this … Continue reading Diagnosis: Case Closed?