Tag: Disorder

Perceptions of Mental Illness.

I recently had a conversation with a close friend on the topic of mental illness, someone who had been tentatively diagnosed as having depression and anxiety. Upon their diagnoses and winding down from the emotional medical appointment their perception of the diagnoses began to drastically change. They felt that they were seen as “weak” or […]

Summertime.

Hello again, It’s been awhile. I must say quite a few life changes have happened over the past few months. I am now officially a graduate from Western. It’s bittersweet really, a lot of tears, sweat, and ┬álove went into making this opportunity even possible. It’s quite frightening how fast four years passes, and it […]

Approaching someone you care about.

I think one of the toughest things to grasp is trying to figure out how to help someone you think may have depression. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately as I feel that someone very close to me has been struggling a lot lately. I have also been told by countless amounts of […]

Mental illness is not a sign of weakness

Another example that shows depression has no socio-economic boundary. It’s enlightening to read about a young successful lawyer being able to turn her “weakness” into a strength. Such a powerful read and well written! Remember you are not alone. – M —————————————————— “I also realized in the process that my mental-health struggles were in fact […]

Day 15

Feeling a little less depressed today and not much in terms of feeling anxious. Saw a psychiatrist today. Seemed like a pretty good fit for me. He talked about how he will use some hypnosis, as well as some cognitive-behavioural therapy. We also discussed some of my thoughts including my need to want to be […]

Day 14

Two official weeks since being diagnosed with major depression have passed already. It’s crazy to think how far i’ve come in these few weeks. The tears and negative thoughts have stopped for the most part. I have a little bit more energy and my concentration is slowly coming back. I still feel kind of isolated […]