5 musts for mental health

 GET A PSYCHIATRIST - You wouldn't rely on your GP for cancer treatments, so why are you relying on them to treat your mental health issues?  Sure GP's know a little bit, but there is only so much they can do for you.  It's best to get your ass to a psychiatrist - someone who [...]

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5 ideas to help make your apartment a home

Candles - Something about the ambiance and the smell of candles really helps make an unfamiliar space feel like home. Garden - When I grew tired of the view we had of our neighbors fence I placed some potted Geraniums in front of the windows to give our view a little more wow-factor.  Not only [...]

How Depression Feels – Poetry

It seems surreal now, to think back to how poorly I was doing a few months ago.  Almost as if I dreamed it. The crying spells, suicidal ideation, not sleeping, not eating, isolation.  None of which is me today (okay... maybe I'm still working on that isolation thing). I wrote a fair few poems nearing [...]

Grounding Box

Do you suffer from depression or anxiety or any other mental health disorder? Do you find when you are having an attack you don't know what or how to ground yourself, calm yourself down? Maybe it's time to try a grounding box! But first off, what is grounding?  This is the act of utilizing the [...]

Morning Pages – My Experience

When I fist heard about morning pages I was intrigued, yet confused. "What ARE you supposed to write about!?" I thought. So, because I'm some what of a perfectionist - especially when it comes to keeping notebooks consistent - I kept googling "how to write morning pages" "what to write in morning pages" "what types [...]

Recognizing when you need help

Recently I made the conscious decision to get help. You see I've been struggling with depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember.  Only first going to therapy when I was in my second year of college.  Eventually after I had gotten about as much as I could have out of therapy I [...]