It took me years of silently struggling with mental illness before I sought the help I needed. It was one of the hardest, but best, decisions I’ve ever made. I began attending therapy and learned that I had chronic depression and generalized anxiety. I was then referred to a psychiatrist to see if medication may […]
Until recently, the causes of depression were much of an unknown, but as the science and technology of brain and behavior disorders advanced, we began to have a better understanding of the biological basis of mental illness. We know 100% that depression is a mental disorder. Mental disorders are no different from all the ailments that can […]
A Self-care involves two main components: 1) What can I do to feel better for today? and 2) Who can I contact? Here are the steps to make an awesome self-care plan...
Suicidal thoughts are real. Sometimes they feel like they’re here to stay but that’s not always true. They will pass. But, while they are here, a safety plan can help you get through that dark patch.
Visiting a counselor or therapist for the first time isn't an easy experience. When I felt that I couldn't manage my depression on my own last March, I asked my parents about meeting with a therapist.