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

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

Recovery, Self-Harm

Dealing With Self-Harm Tendencies

You can't tell just by looking at someone what they are dealing with - Danielle Rupp Dealing with self-harm is a battle and a half. The thoughts are all-consuming, making it a highly draining and stressful experience to be going through. It feels like there's no escape from it. It feels like it's the only… Continue reading Dealing With Self-Harm Tendencies