Tag: mental illness

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It is pretty general information these days that I suffer from mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. I have tried over the last year to explain to people around me what these mean, how they affect me, and how no one should be afraid to talk about these mental illnesses and others. Despite my efforts,…




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I’ve written a lot on anxiety because I know this area all too well. I feel compelled to write about it because it’s something I thought would be my end. Now, I laugh because I can’t believe I was so bent out of shape over everything…over nothing. The whole experience actually reminds me of a…




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As someone who has managed depression from early childhood into adulthood, I have learned a variety of different coping mechanisms to help me. Different things work for different people, just like the same coping mechanism won’t work for every situation. And it is extremely, extremely important for someone dealing with any kind of problem, not…




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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Jul 11

Raw

My mind is as raw as the wounds on my legs.
Originally posted on ItsJustASpark




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First, let me start off by saying I am extremely grateful that for the past month or so, I have not experienced the severe depression I spent most of this year battling. Let me just take a moment of silence to be grateful……. Ok, now on to the important stuff. My depression has taken a back seat…




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Once upon a time there was a globalized world that sexualized and fetishitized certain body types. See, in this world, no matter what you did as a woman was ever good enough. If you’re too skinny, you’d better bulk up, because nobody likes bony girls. If you’re chubby, you’d better slim down, because nobody likes…




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My therapist recently recommended a book by Brene Brown called The Gifts of Imperfection, which was published in 2010. Brown is revered for her work in studying shame. I was recommended this book because I am constantly comparing myself to others around me. Friends my age are married with kids in houses they own. Other friends…




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I have the nicest psychologist, the most open, friendly, loving and informed lady. I leave her office with sticks. Sticks to carry on with. I don’t know who made this image, but its awesome and this is how I feel about my psych. Thought I’d share it.




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I wonder if people realize how hard it is to reach out for help or maybe just to talk to someone. I have been an introvert for as long as I can remember. I had a small group of close friends while growing up who I told everything to, but “me time” was extremely important…