Lately, I’ve tried to become relatively active on social media sites other than Facebook. I’ve taken to Twitter for more than just posting my drawings. Through sharing my blog posts on Twitter, I have connected with a lot of different people who truly inspire me to become a better person. Who knew only 140 characters … Read moreMaking Connections through Mental Health
(Please see ‘About’ for the purpose of this blog and here’s how and why it started) As I flailed about from doctor to vet (multiple times) the past couple of days due to my rabbit passing blood in its urine and having to undergo surgery, I have been struggling to keep the balance (literally) in … Read moreShe Killed Herself
Something that came up during a conversation on Twitter really made me stop and think…do people who suffer with chronic depression ever truly experience stabilization in their moods? A stabilization that lasts longer than a couple days, weeks, months? Maybe a year or two? It varies with different people because everyone is different. No one … Read moreThe Depression Arch: 1 Dangerous Ride
As many people with depression know, living with it is tricky. You can have good days and bad days. For me, sometimes it could go on for weeks or months before I find relief from the depression. It’s always about managing it, learning to enjoy the small happy moments, and trying to remember you’re worth … Read moreDepression: WWIII or Tug-a-War?
Now before my friends and family call me to “talk me down of a bridge”, I’m not on a bridge and I’m ok today! I’ve had a few of my blogger friends contact me and we chatted about depression, and how we dont realise how many people suffer with it until we talk about it, … Read moreDepression is living in a body that fights to survive with a mind that tries to die.
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 moreThe Need for Validation
I think many people spend their lives thinking about conditions, objects, individuals, ideas, and beliefs in black and white. I think many people spend their lives thinking about conditions, objects, individuals, ideas, and beliefs in black and white. Everything has a story behind it, just like every color can be seen as beautiful no matter … Read moreThrough The Eyes of a Caregiver~ Polishing The Muddy Lenses of the World
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 moreA Problem of a Confused, “Crazy” Introvert
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 moreDon’t Be Sorry
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 moreOur Own Worst Enemy: Ourselves