Coronavirus and Mental Health

Coronavirus and Mental Health

Coronavirus has changed the way we go about our daily lives.  Increased isolation, changes in routine, social distancing, and fear have all had a worldwide impact, especially related to mental health. As the pandemic wears on, the impact it is having on mental...

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On Borderline Personality Disorder and Life

On Borderline Personality Disorder and Life

Mental illnesses are considered invisible illnesses because they don't have a "look", and Borderline Personality Disorder falls into this category. You can't look at someone and know if they are struggling or not. However, If you really think about it they do have a...

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15 Bible Verses for Mental Health

15 Bible Verses for Mental Health

I wanted to do a post on some Bible verses that have meaning to me because I haven't shared a whole lot lately about my Faith, but it is important to me. I am still growing and learning, as are most of us. These are just a few verses I've come across while reading and...

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Reflecting on “That Day”

Reflecting on “That Day”

No one wants to go to the hospital. Let alone go for anything related to mental illness. I was the same. Thankfully, I have people who were able to make sure I was taken care of. However, I made plenty of mistakes along the way. Where I Went Wrong My first mistake was...

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Shame and Embarrassment in Counseling

Shame and Embarrassment in Counseling

I've been in counseling for a while and started seeing a new counselor in May. It has been an eye-opening experience. The sessions have pushed me harder and further than I have been in the past. In a recent session, it was mentioned to me that it seemed that I wasn't...

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“That Day” Episode 3

This is the final episode of the "That Day" trilogy and how my mental illness tried to take me out. Episodes One and Two are up for your viewing. Thursday Morning They let us know that breakfast had arrived around 8 am. I figured it would be best to eat, even though I...

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“That Day” Episode 2

You can read part 1 here. When we arrived and told them what was going on, I was taken back right away and put in a room with my parents. Still crying, but had resolved myself to the fact that this was going to happen whether I liked it or not. I definitely didn't...

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“That Day” Episode 1

***Potential Trigger Warning*** I previously shared the experience I had with being more open about my mental illness at work. You can read more about that here. In February 2020, I was extremely grateful that I made that decision. I had created the connections that...

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Mental Illness and the Workplace

Mental Illness and the Workplace

I spent a good portion of my life struggling on my own; knowing something was “different” about me but I never had the support to help me get answers. Walking around aimlessly, I lived off of Google's suggestions and explanations about how I was feeling for the most...

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5 Things That Help My Anxiety

Not everyone will find the same coping skills effective with their anxiety when it comes in with a vengeance, but here are some tools and tricks that I use to help me get through those times. I have fallen in love with my weighted blanket. I put off buying one for so...

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Finding Family

If I am being completely honest, I always imagined myself spending life alone.  My biological family is a mess, and I married/divorced a person that I should not have married, to begin with. I figured that I would live my life, and have a miserable existence....

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Journey to Healing

It's been a while, again. I'm completely guilty of getting caught up in life and neglecting my blog. There are days I will look at my stats and see visitors, and I'm reminded I need to write some more. Then the thought fades. A lot has happened in the last year, but I...

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