Kesha: The Holidays Are Hard If You Struggle With Mental Illness. Don’t Blame Yourself.

The holiday season is supposed to be the most festive and fun time of the year but sometimes it can quickly become a stressful and emotional time. All those plans and expectations of joy can turn tougher than they sound. This is especially true for those of us who struggle with mental illness — be it depression, anxiety, addiction or any other challenges. The holidays break your routine. Sometimes, you’re forced to spend time with family you rarely see and don’t always get along with. Or maybe you’re alone when everyone else is with family. Or you are off from…

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I’m Depressed And Employed: How I Make It Work.

Since I was 15, I’ve been dealing with depression. I’m not talking about the blues, sadness, or simply the Mondays, but suffocating, full-blown depression—the kind that leaves you empty and hurting all at the same time. Throughout early adulthood, I had to constantly force myself to go to high school, college, and eventually, a full-time job. But then at 19, I was diagnosed with bipolar and things got even more complicated, adding mania, anxiety, and rapid cycling to the mix of symptoms. It seemed impossible to be productive, and there have been countless days, weeks, and even months when I…

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A Journey of Self-Discovery.

I spoke to a friend of mine a few nights ago, someone who I had the pleasure of knowing for a limited time but has made a huge impact on me tonight. He reminded me that you can’t compare a dime to a nickel. It put things into perspective for me to be reminded that I have so much to offer the world and to others, I can’t let things continue to hold me back because of my fears. He told me to check out an inspiring documentary on Netflix called- “Tony Robbins- I am not your Guru”. At first…

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Motivation in 20 Minutes.

Honestly. I’ve been so into motivational speeches lately and why do I do things the way I do and how can I do it better. If you’re not developing and growing as an individual, you’re dying. I’m always seeking to better my potential and figure out how is it that I can better myself to better the people around me. I love being inspired, am drawn to finding success and unlocking my own happiness, and enjoy the puzzle of trying to build a better Me. Sometimes, I get stuck or put myself in a position where I don’t know how…

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Stress Analyst

Feeling a tad bit stressed today? Check out this website I came upon today that I thought I would share with everyone. http://www.relaxonline.me.uk/sa1/index.html This interactive page will walk you through the steps of how to calm down and get over the anxious/worried feelings you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed with. Take it as an analyzation of your thoughts and stressors. Whats even better is that it is completely anonymous and your use of the website helps research in the sense they can track your stress levels to see how effective the program really is. You don’t even have to…

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“Depression is NOT a Mental Illness”

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jamie-flexman/depression-mental-illness_b_3931629.html This is a post I happened to find awhile ago, but I kept forgetting to share about the misconceptions about depression. Take some time to read the short blog entry and feel free to share! Feel free to let me know your thoughts or share other articles you may have come across, it’s been awhile since i’ve updated and heard from anyone following my blog 🙂 —————————————— It’s physical This is a short article that I wish to get out there because it constantly irritates me about the many misconceptions regarding depression, what it is and who gets it.…

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