Mental Health Mondays: Dealing with Menstrual Hormones

I'm no scientist, but I do know a few things about the human body. For one, I know that depression seriously messes with your brain chemicals and emotions and stuff. I also know that getting your period majorly messes with your hormones and some chemicals and emotions and other stuff. I also know that if… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Dealing with Menstrual Hormones

Mental Health Mondays: I Need to Sleep

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

Mental Health Mondays: I Feel Okay

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

Mental Health Mondays: Should I Be Drinking Coffee?

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?

Mental Health Mondays: I Love My Doctor

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

Mental Health Mondays: Being Off Meds

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

Mental Health Mondays: No One is Listening

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

Mental Health Mondays: My Specialist Appointment

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

Mental Health Mondays: Mental Health is Hard

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

Mental Health Mondays: Losing Interest

On the weekend my boyfriend and I were watching American Gods (which is an alright tv show, by the way). There was a character on there who was upset a lot, not showing any emotion, feeling that everything was just a bit pointless. My boyfriend kept saying how annoying and unfair to other people she… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Losing Interest