I apologize for the year-long absence; been needing to recharge my batteries. I realized within this year on the importance of maintaining one’s mental health. With grief, learning coping skills for a proper mental health diagnosis and trying to “return to normal”, it’s been tough for us all. I learned that it is important to … Continue reading Hiatus and Mental Health
What We Can Learn From Nature: Sequioas
I apologize for the long break. It’s been weeks since I’ve listed posted. I needed to practice some self-care, but I’m back to talk more about mental health. And to start off strong from my break, I wanted to start a series of learning from nature that can be applied to our own mental health. … Continue reading What We Can Learn From Nature: Sequioas
What I’ve Learned About The Online Mental Health Community
Although I am not as active in blogging as I would like to be, I have learned the benefits of blogging. Writing one’s own thoughts and feelings and even experiences about mental health is a form of therapy. Of course, this doesn’t substitute actual therapy, but writing is very therapeutic. I recommend anyone to journal … Continue reading What I’ve Learned About The Online Mental Health Community
My Experience with 5150.
When we think of being in a psychiatric facility, we think of the cliche of straight jackets and cells. But at least in my county, it is not the case. Here’s my experience. I was having issues dealing with suicidal thoughts so I called 911. I wanted to live and I hoped that this would … Continue reading My Experience with 5150.
How to Create the Perfect Mental Health Plan
There are dozens of printables dedicated to mental health. It might seem hard to see what fits best for you. And honestly, there is no cookie cutter plan. We are all unique. We know ourselves best. So how do we create a plan that benefits us? First off, be honest with yourself. What do you … Continue reading How to Create the Perfect Mental Health Plan
What I Wish I Knew About Therapy
Therapy. Growing up I knew very little what it consisted of. My mind went to how the media portrayed it. A balding man sitting down. Taking notes. While lay on a couch and look at the ceiling, talking about my problems. Being psychoanalyzed. Then the time will be up and would be told to come … Continue reading What I Wish I Knew About Therapy
Battling a Mental Health Challenge Versus Suffering From One.
For years, we have heard the phrase “John Smith is suffering from depression.” However, that phrase limits the potential of recovery. Although it is true that a mental health challenge is not a walk in the park, it is possible to overcome it. That’s why recently more and more people use the phrase “battling with … Continue reading Battling a Mental Health Challenge Versus Suffering From One.
How Are You?
This is the most common question that is asked. And it’s a very important question. However, many times people respond with vague answers like “I’m okay”. But I’ve realized how important it is to be honest when a close friend asks us this question. We are all stressed out with the current circumstances. It is … Continue reading How Are You?
Interview with Alexa
Alexa is an old colleague of mine. And worked at a sister agency. She has a detailed work experience in the mental health field and has shared her personal struggles with a mental health challenge to hundreds of students. Here is her interview. What is your experience with mental health challenges? I've struggled with my … Continue reading Interview with Alexa
With Full Disclosure
Self-disclosure is a step in our mental health recovery. But how do we disclose? How much is too much when it comes to sharing? These are valid questions when it comes to self-disclosure. First off, what should we share? Well, share what you feel comfortable sharing. There are different levels of self-disclosure. The Bare Minimum. … Continue reading With Full Disclosure