Category: Mental Illness

  • Importance of Self Care

      I really like to talk to anyone who talks to me about anything related to their mental health about how important self care is.  It is vitally important to us all no matter who we are and what we face.  I think it is especially important for those of us dealing with mental illnesses. […]

  • I Feel So Broken Inside

    I really hate my anxiety and depression.  I feel like I am always in battle.  I never know when each of these mental illnesses or both of them are going to want to take me down.  I feel so broken inside and like I am fighting a battle I just can’t win. Today started out […]

  • My Anxious Day During A Pandemic

    I woke up yesterday morning and had to go up to my city department to pay our electric and water bill.  I get in my son’s truck and I turn down Main Street in my small city and there is nobody out.  This is about 9:00 a.m.  It is a weird feeling to see that. […]

  • My Anxious Mind Amidst This Pandemic

    This whole Coronavirus pandemic is a really big deal.  It is enough to induce scare and anxiety in anyone.  For those of us without anxiety as a mental illness it is amplified.  I find myself worrying about just about everything at some point and time.  I have moments of pure sanity and moments where I […]

  • I Can’t Do This Anymore

    There are some words that I say to myself and even out loud all too often.  They are words that frighten me when I hear someone else say them.  They even frighten me a little when I realize I have said them myself.  They are the words “I can’t do this anymore”.  To some they […]

  • My Struggle With Mental Illness As A Youth

    When did my depression and anxiety start is something I get asked quite often when someone finds out about my mental illness and gets close enough to me to want to ask.  I never know what to say because I never sought help until I was the age of 28 finding myself going through a […]

  • Let’s Talk About Mental Health and Sarahah

    I decided to sit down and create a short video about my thoughts and experience on the Sarahah app that was all the buzz recently and also about mental health and how things can affect me related to criticism and judgement and things of that nature when dealing with my anxiety and depression.

  • The Bully Inside My Mind

    We hear a lot these days about bullying. The majority of it pertains to school age kids or online bullying. Bullying is not a new concept by any means but in further years past it was more of a “hush hush” or taboo subject. It was almost normal to “tease” others. I was definitely bullied […]

  • I Am Feeling Like A Failure!

    Today as I sit typing this on the eve of my 43rd birthday I am still so sad and heartbroken.  I have cried on and off all day.   Today has been one of the worst I have had in a long time.  There have been quite a few bad ones but today took the […]

  • Medication Does Not Cure Mental Illness

      I always see these articles about anxiety and depression that list some of the things that people who have one or both of them wish others knew.  All of the common signs and symptoms are listed there but I have found that one thing that is rarely talked about is the fact that medication […]