Woebot, the cool new mental health tool!

I was browsing twitter (great habit huh) the other day and I stumbled upon this post about a bot, that is designed to help you through some rough times. The creators are very strict about the fact that Woebot is not a therapist, and is not a substitute for your mental health care. I was very happy to read … Read more Woebot, the cool new mental health tool!

The Need for Validation

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, … Read more The Need for Validation

Anxiety & Fitting In

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 … Read more Anxiety & Fitting In

A Problem of a Confused, “Crazy” Introvert

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 … Read more A Problem of a Confused, “Crazy” Introvert

Don’t Be Sorry

I recently found myself apologizing to everyone around me for my mental health problems. I found myself apologizing to friends because my moods are a roller-coaster ride. I apologize to everyone around me who is effected by what I feel or how to react to those feelings. Something I have come to realize is you should … Read more Don’t Be Sorry

Our Own Worst Enemy: Ourselves

I said this earlier today, and I couldn’t be more certain of it…. we are able to persuade ourselves of anything, even if it is not true. We are our worst enemy. We talk to ourselves in ways we would not talk to other people. We tell ourselves lies. We make doubt who we are … Read more Our Own Worst Enemy: Ourselves

Not in black and white

Perfectionistic thinking. It can be a bit of a curse. Apparently it can also be a really great personality trait – but I suspect one would have to utilise it in a slightly healthier way. When you’re a perfectionist, the world is black and white. I’m right or wrong, it’s easy or hard, I’m good at … Read more Not in black and white

Just a Quick Ramble

My initial reason in creating this blog was to help people understand the kind of mental health issues I struggle with, and also inform them of other types of mental health struggles. I wanted to help people understand they are not alone. There are people out there that understand how you feel. And I have … Read more Just a Quick Ramble

Too Good To Eat

I am 50 years old.  I’ve raised a bunch of fantastic young men. Been married 24 years. I’ve witnessed birth. And death. Travelled in foreign countries. I have several university degrees – across two disciplines – and worked for 36 years, in multiple capacities. I have a house, a car, and a cat. Just like … Read more Too Good To Eat

Do You Know 35 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want Their Friends to Know

For the 5.7 million American adults who live with bipolar disorder, support from family and friends can be crucial. But sometimes through all the ups and downs, miscommunications and misunderstandings can occur on both ends — it can be hard to know what to do or what to say when a friend with bipolar disorder isn’t … Read more Do You Know 35 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want Their Friends to Know