Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

I check. I check. I check. I check. It has always been a part of my day. “What are you looking at?” They ask. “Uh, nothing.” I respond. They won’t understand. It’s too much to try to explain. Will people think I’m crazy when I say I just have an urge to check? Will theyContinue reading “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”

Mental Health – Where to Begin

I have met a lot of people who want to take care of their mental health, but aren’t sure where to start. Unfortunately, it’s not something we learn about in school. Even in my AP psychology we didn’t learn how to care for ourselves. We learned about different “disorders,” but never learned how to helpContinue reading “Mental Health – Where to Begin”

Antidepressants Update – Prozac

I have been pretty open about my journey with antidepressants. I think it’s important to be open if you’re comfortable with it because a lot of people are intimidated by antidepressants. I posted over a year ago about my journey with them (I’ll link those posts at the end). I’ve tried many different kinds andContinue reading “Antidepressants Update – Prozac”

Lost Childhood

Disclaimer: This story is not intended to take away from anyone or put anyone in a bad light.. People experience different traumas that affect them all differently. But this is my life and my truth and I share because it helps me and I hope it can help others. You know the episode of ModernContinue reading “Lost Childhood”

2020 Personal Reflection

I know, I said I would post before Christmas, but then work got busy and my mental health took a dive after Christmas, but here I am! Finally. I hope everyone had an amazing holiday and a happy new year! Around this time last year I reflected on the previous year and listed my goalsContinue reading “2020 Personal Reflection”

It’s OKAY to be in a Funk

I was in a big funk last week. I felt like I was suddenly in a state of depression. It seemed so sudden, but looking back I feel like it was coming for a while. I’ve been struggling with anxiety really bad this year, worse than previous years, I think. When I talked to myContinue reading “It’s OKAY to be in a Funk”

You Deserve a Mental Break

Do you ever see those posts about how you should listen to your body? Me too. They’re right, you should. I should, too. But I think people forget how hard that can be. I try to listen to my body and take breaks and rest, but I seem endlessly worn down. My body may beContinue reading “You Deserve a Mental Break”