A Look Behind the Scenes of Living With Trust Issues

As children, we are very trusting towards most people we meet. Hence, children get taught “stranger danger” at school. From the day we are born we learn that there are two people that we can always trust and rely on: our parents. Our parents raise us, teach us, put food in our mouths and clothes on our backs and protect us from the big bad world that we have just become a part of. Unfortunately, that was not the case for me and I’m sure for some of you reading this too. Yes, I was raised and fed and clothed,…

An Insight Into My Anxiety

I always knew I was an anxious person, but nothing could have prepared me for being diagnosed with not one mental illness but TWO! In February of 2017, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and I have struggled since then. It was a major blow, but a sense of relief washed over me knowing that I finally had an explanation for the way I have felt for years. Anxiety can be very different for those who suffer, and I wanted to give a deeper insight into my own anxiety and how knowing my triggers helps me overcome my struggles.…

5 Mental Health Apps to Help You Through the Day

There are many people who suffer from mental illness and not everyone can afford to pay for therapy or mental health services so I have a few helpful apps to help you deal with your mental illness in a free and interactive way using free apps. Therapy or counselling can be very expensive. While I was struggling really bad with my depression and anxiety I simply could not afford to visit my therapist so I began to search on free ways to help me manage my overwhelming thoughts and emotions and this is how I came across these apps. I…

Anxiety: How a Mental Illness Becomes Physical and How it Affects Everyone

Anxiety is a general feeling of unease, such as worry.  Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting for an exam. During these times, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal. However, there are people who find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives. Anxiety can be presented in a lot of ways. It’s not just panicking or hyperventilating. There are many symptoms of anxiety that are not as commonly known that can actually affect…

An Open Letter to My High School Best Friend

Photo Cred: Courtney Jane It’s not every day that you meet someone who can drastically change who you are as a person and help you become a better one in the end. A best friend is someone you should never take for granted. The endless Friday night lights, the theatre plays you both performed in, the pep rallies, and the fact that you two are always together. You might as well become one because you are one. You’re one in a million and no one can ever replace your high school best friend. No matter where you two go after…

How Setting Goals Helps With My Anxiety

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always suffered from really bad anxiety. I didn’t know it was anxiety until after I graduated high school and took my first psychology class in college. After I became educated about anxiety, I’ve been open to suggestions on how to control it. For the longest time, I ran away from my anxiety and thought if I pretended it wasn’t there, then I wouldn’t have to deal with it. Photo Credit: ElleGraphic credit: Anne A lot of trial and error over the past few years has finally helped me to control my anxiety…

10 Signs That You are Overwhelmed and How to Fix It

Each and every day we are faced with tasks, situations, and thoughts that can completely overwhelm us and we may not even realize that we are overwhelmed. This post is going to give you 10 signs that you’re overwhelmed and how you can fix it. I know you may feel tired, moody and unmotivated but I hope that this post will give you some tips and tricks to help you with the overwhelm you are feeling! 1. You Have Difficulty Sleeping Too Much or Too Little When you have so much going on it can be difficult to relax once…

Mental Health: How to Save Yourself

I’ve never been able to convince myself that people can save other people. And, to put it simply, that’s because, no matter what, you have to give consent in any instance that pertains to your physical self and what you do. (Okay, I guess that didn’t come out as simply as I had hoped.) Try to relate it to mental health if you can. For example, I’m sure many of you have heard someone say, “If I hadn’t met this person I probably wouldn’t be here today. They literally saved my life”. I mean, that’s sweet and all, but did…

Learning to Love Your Mental Illness

There is a huge stigma towards mental illness. You’re seen as “sick” or “crazy”, but we both know this is not true. There are many people who don’t understand mental illness, and as a result, we tend to hide ours. We push our feelings deep inside of us, slap a smile on our face, and get on with life. I was afraid of talking about my diagnosis, but one day I came to the realization that my mental health was a part of me. I learned to love my mental illness and today I’m going to show you why you…

5 Ways Depression Affects You and How To Overcome Them

Hey guys! I’m back to give you some quick and easy solutions that will kick depression’s butt. We’ve all be there, tired, running on empty and waiting for the end and as miserable as we are, we aren’t willing to get up and do the harder things that help us because it just takes too much energy. It’s exhausting being exhausted and it’s frustrating to feel this way without any reprieve. Photo Credit: Briggy Graphic Credit: Natasha Depression isolates you, makes you think the world is against you, takes away your energy and motivation, steals the joy out of life…