Mental Health & Recovery

I Opened Up About Self-Harm To My Entire College. This Is What Happened.

I stood backstage, my heart racing and my palms sweaty as I glanced over my notes. I was about to tell the majority of my college that I struggle with depression and self-harm. I was scared. I couldn’t believe I was actually about to tell everyone some of my darkest, most shameful secrets. But I…… Continue reading I Opened Up About Self-Harm To My Entire College. This Is What Happened.

Mental Health & Recovery

To Take Psych Meds Or Not? That Is The Question

Should I take anti-depressants? Should I go to therapy? Can’t I just manage my depesssion with lifestyle changes and natural supplements? These are the questions that everyone who suffers from depression must try to answer. It’s not easy.  At one time I was more likely to suggest natural options. I’m still thankful to get information…… Continue reading To Take Psych Meds Or Not? That Is The Question

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

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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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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