Why I’m No Longer Doing Mental Health Advocacy

For the last 3 years, I’ve been doing mental health advocacy online. In the beginning, it was great. I felt like I had a lot of support. Overtime, it has become difficult. I’ve lost a lot of acquaintances over it. I’ve lost some friends, and made a lot of people dislike me. My extended family…

Mental Illness: It’s Not What You Think

A lot of people think it must be obvious if a person is mentally ill. They should look crazy, seem unstable or be different. What most people don’t realize is that many people with mental health conditions look like anyone else. Mental illness is described as being the invisible illness. You can’t see it in a person. People with mental health…

How I Accepted My Mental Illness

Hey guys, sorry to be MIA. I guess I needed a break. I’ve been writing consistently for the last 3.5 months.  Today I wanted to tackle a topic that is pretty important for everyone living with a mental illness to understand: the importance of accepting your condition. In the years following my diagnosis, I was…

How I Traveled Europe with a Mental Health Condition

Hey guys! I’ve been meaning to post about my travels that I’ve done the last couple years. I didn’t do research for this post, so this is all completely from my perspective. I understand that not everyone who lives with a mental health condition can travel. Some people have a more severe case of their…

Depression: There Is Hope

(This contributor wished to remain anonymous. So I won’t be revealing her name or picture in this post.) Tell me about your experience with depression. When did you first start to notice it? I had always heard of depression being called a lingering sadness or being under a cloud, but that is not at all…

Defining Anxiety with Laura Lu, Future Clinical Psychologist

Tell me about anxiety from a clinical perspective. There are several different types of anxiety. Some of which include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and panic disorder. The most common type of anxiety is generalized anxiety disorder. To evaluate for this type of anxiety, most clinicians look for signs such as excessive, hindering worrying…