It's pretty common knowledge that sleep is essential to the human race. It gives our bodies a chance to repair, gives our minds a break, and energizes us for the next day. When it comes to how much sleep you need, every one is different. I know people who can sleep for four or five… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: I Need to Sleep
Today, I feel like trash. I have a million things on my to do list, but it's already lunch time and I've gotten absolutely none of it done. And I know that won't change. So instead of suffering through to day, trying to force myself to do work when I really don't feel like it,… Continue reading Taking the Day Off
When you have depression, everything feels a bit dulled. It's different for everyone, but for me my emotions sometimes feel a little out of reach. Well, my positive emotions at least. It is so easy for me to feel sad, tired, upset or hopeless, but having any positive feelings at all takes a lot of… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: I Feel Okay
I love coffee. It is my lifeblood, my favourite snack, the best way to pass time, and a fun activity to do with friends. But there are some people who think that caffeine and mental illness doesn't mix. The first time I encountered this phenomenon was when I was reading the back of a pre-work… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Should I Be Drinking Coffee?
Finding a really good doctor that you truly love who can actually help you with what you need is one of the hardest challenges of adult life. If you add in a mental illness this makes it even harder to find a healthcare provider who can really understand your needs. And if on top of… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: I Love My Doctor
When I went to check the mail yesterday, I got a really great surprise. Instead of bills and pizza coupons, I was greeted by the postman asking me to sign for this wonderful package from Mindfump! The reason I was sent this great gift is because I won the #personifyME challenge. This was a really… Continue reading Unboxing My Care Package!
For some people the decision to take anti-depressants is a big one, something that takes time and thought. But for other people taking anti-depressants becomes as natural to them as drinking enough water or brushing their teeth. I'm one of the latter. For almost two years I have consistently been on an anti-depressant of some… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Being Off Meds
I've been in the mental health game for a while now. On and off bouts of depression since I was twelve, combined with 18 months going on an eternity of the worst, most inescapable depression I've ever experienced makes me a self-proclaimed expert. This doesn't make me more qualified or knowledgeable than a mental health… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: No One is Listening
I have always been a very nervous person. I was born a worrier, and that has only gotten worse with age. Everyone in my family is a professional worrier. There are a lot of things that stress me out, but one thing that strikes fear into my heart the most is doing new things. Specifically,… Continue reading Travelling On My Own
This week I finally had my appointment with a depression specialist (also known as a psychiatrist). The lead up to this appointment had been particularly tense for me. I wasn't very hopeful about the outcome and was feeling like it might just be easier to give up on my mental health, and I was also… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: My Specialist Appointment
I have decided to start doing another regular series on my blog, which you may have guessed from the title, and from now on I am going to be sharing my monthly goals with you! I think this is not only a great way for you to get to know me better and to see… Continue reading July Goals!
Specifically, mental illness is hard. Like, really hard. Why's that, I hear you ask. Because you're sick. But you're sick without any of the sick people benefits. No one is cooking me soup, I don't get any days off work, and worst of all, there's no one looking after me. If you have the flu… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Mental Health is Hard