Society

Do People With Mental Illnesses Function Normally?

I never really learned how to just like something, I always let it consume me. This is a question that gets asked a lot, and people assume that if you can function "normally" then you don't have a mental illness. But that couldn't be further from the truth. Many people, myself included, have become so… Continue reading Do People With Mental Illnesses Function Normally?

Children's Mental Health

The Impact Of Child Abuse On Mental Health

Abuse manipulates and twists a child's natural sense of trust and love. Child abuse is a blight upon our society, but it's a reality that we're increasingly having to tackle. The sad fact is, it's so often behind closed doors and goes unreported - yet it has far-reaching consequences. Studies are beginning to demonstrate that child abuse can… Continue reading The Impact Of Child Abuse On Mental Health

Depression, Personality Disorders

Banishing The Stigma (Audio)

I will never understand why every organ in your body get support and sympathy when it is ill, except for your brain. Stigma surrounds mental health, and it's about time we got rid of it for good. We need to banish the stigma that surrounds mental health so that we can reach a more understanding… Continue reading Banishing The Stigma (Audio)

Recovery

Recovering After A Major Relapse (Audio)

Your struggle is part of your story. Part of battling mental heatlh issues is accepting that sometimes you will relapse. And sometimes that relapse will be a pretty major one. It can set us back weeks, months, even years. These relapses can make us feel as though we're starting all over again from the beginning,… Continue reading Recovering After A Major Relapse (Audio)

Depression, Recovery

Things To Help Alleviate Depression

Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is. Depression is a battle, perhaps the most difficult and tiring you will ever face. But plenty of different activities and lifestyle changes can help you with combatting depression. They vary from dietary to emotional. Whatever activity you find works best for you, use… Continue reading Things To Help Alleviate Depression

Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness, Recovery

Mindfulness: How To Make It Work For You

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Before we begin to discuss how we can make mindfulness work for us and the ways in which it can benefit our mental health, it's important to understand what the word actually means. Here is a… Continue reading Mindfulness: How To Make It Work For You