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)

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

Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Recovery

When I Say “I’m Okay”, What I Really Mean Is… (Audio)

I've learned to get really good at this - say one thing when I'm thinking about something else, act like I'm listening when I'm not, pretend to be calm and happy when I'm really freaking out. It's one of the skills you perfect as you get older - Lauren Oliver     In this short… Continue reading When I Say “I’m Okay”, What I Really Mean Is… (Audio)

Depression, Personality Disorders, Recovery, Self-Harm, Suicide

Living With Borderline Personality Disorder (Audio)

Every word, every action and every energy goes straight to my heart.   In this short audio clip I discuss the basics of what it's like living with Borderline Personality Disorder and the journey I've had since the diagnosis. I discuss what bothers me most about my diagnosis and the worst parts of the Personality… Continue reading Living With Borderline Personality Disorder (Audio)

Depression, Eating Disorders, Recovery, Suicide

Having An Uncontrollable Eating Disorder

There is no magic cure, no making it go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore ~ Laurie Halse Anderson Whether it's binge eating or anorexia, an eating disorder is very hard to control. It may start off as “I need to… Continue reading Having An Uncontrollable Eating Disorder

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

The Constant Feeling Of Low Self–esteem And How It Impacts Your Life

It’s not what you are that’s holding you back. It’s what you think you are not ~ Dennis Waitley People with low self-esteem feel insecure, and it is disgustingly horrible. Having a low self-esteem before starting my first year in college is the toughest obstacle in the world. Due to my brain constantly saying “you… Continue reading The Constant Feeling Of Low Self–esteem And How It Impacts Your Life