Mental Health & Recovery

Self Compassion: Giving Myself A Hug

We have the best intentions to stay on top of life, but sooner or later it catches up to all of us. In fact, sometimes it feels as though life has completely swamped us, and it’s all we can do to keep from drowning. At times that overwhelmed feeling is due to completely suffocating grief.…… Continue reading Self Compassion: Giving Myself A Hug

Mental Health & Recovery

The Best Thing To Say To Someone With Mental Illness

I’m just going to say it. I have major depression, the clinical, needs medication kind. I’m pretty open about it and I freely tell my friends and family. Much of the time, they don’t know how to respond. I know it’s hard to know what to say. All the “what not to say” lists make it especially…… Continue reading The Best Thing To Say To Someone With Mental Illness

Mental Health & Recovery

A Day In The Life of Depression During College

The goal of this post is to immerse my readers into how depression manifested in my life. This is not fiction, it was my life. This was my experience of depression in college, during some of the darkest moments of my life. I hope you can relate to it and that it helps you understand someone…… Continue reading A Day In The Life of Depression During College

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A Day In The Life Of A Teenager’s Depression

The goal of this post is to simply immerse my readers into how depression manifested in my life during my teenage years. This is not fiction, it was my life. Not everyone’s experience of depression is the same, but this was mine. I hope you can relate to it and that it helps you relate…… Continue reading A Day In The Life Of A Teenager’s Depression

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Recovery Is Like A Garden

Recovery from mental illness is hard. Really freaking hard. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either extremely naive or trying to sell you something. One of the hardest aspects of recovering from depression is staying motivated to keep trying. Keep going to therapy, keep exercising, keep taking medication and vitamins, keep using therapy skills. It’s…… Continue reading Recovery Is Like A Garden