• My Mental Health Story

    My Mental Health Story

    How my Mind Became My Enemy is my mental health story. In these words, I share how my mind, negative thinking and living in the past created a firestorm in my life that almost killed me. Since it is Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought I would highlight this four-part…

  • Finding the other side of Depression takes a lot of hard work but it is work it! By making a plan, utilizing medications and learning what works for you, you can find the other side of depression! Here is how I found it! #Depression #MentalHealth

    Finding the Other Side of Depression

    For over 15 years, I allowed depression to slowly eat away at my life. I focused on the negative things that happened to me. Those hurts were my excuse to be a victim and my reason for not trying. After all of those years of pain, I found that finding…

  • Changes in diet, lifestyle and environment can help with Seasonal Affective Disorder. #SAD #MentalHealth #WinterBlues

    Easing Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms

    Right now, the United States is facing a brutal cold spell that even has the Postal Service suspending deliveries in some areas. It is time for some with Seasonal Affective Disorder to experience what is called the Winter Blues. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? According the Mayo.com, “Seasonal affective disorder…

  • These five signs can help determine if someone you love is hiding depression. -#Depression #MentalHealth #MentalIllness

    5 Signs Someone May Be Hiding Depression

    Some people have been dealing with depression for so long that they have become extremely good at hiding it from others. They go about their lives like nothing is wrong, in fact, many of them have a seemingly productive life. They have gotten so good at masking their true feeling…

  • Power in the Story - Anne of Forever the Wanderer - #anxiety #depression #physicalabuse #verbalabuse #childhoodabuse #therapy

    Power in the Story: Anne From Forever the Wanderer

    This week, the Power in the Story featured blogger is Anne Carty from Forever the Wanderer. She is an Irish blogger that blogs about her traveling adventures, Health and Wellness, Mental Health and her education. This is absolutely a blog that I recommend adding to your reading list. Forever the…

  • Power in the Story guest post featuring Jen from Pedaling to the Wedding - #guestpost #anxiety #mentalhealth #powerinthestory #thefrozenmind

    Power in the Story Guest Post: Jen from Pedaling 2 the Wedding

    Today, I am starting an new series that will include powerful stories from some amazing bloggers. This series is called “Power in the Story”. I do believe that there is Power in the Story…as long as we tell it. My first guest is Jen from Pedaling 2 the Wedding. Jen,…

  • Click the pin to read my story of depression, suicide and triumph. #suicide #depression #stigma #mentalhealth #mentalillness

    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 4

    I lost 16 of what should have been my most productive years to mental illness. I really can’t tell you how many psychiatric hospitalizations that I had during this time because I lost count. My mind was so mired in the events of the past that there was no today…

  • How my Mind Became my Enemy Part 3 - #mentalhealth #mentalillness #depression

    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 3

    When I woke up in ICU the next day, I knew this had been very different from before. This time there could be possible damage to my liver and kidneys but what we really different was me. I was scared this time. I knew that if something did not change…

  • How my Mind Became my Enemy Part 2 - #mentalhealth #mentalillness #selfharm

    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 2

    I woke up in a hospital, not the kind with private rooms and nice nurses that bring you medication. This one had a person watching every move I made. I was allowed a pillow but no blanket, shoes but no shoelaces and bathroom privileges but no privacy. My mind had…

  • How my Mind Became my Enemy - #depression #selfharm #mentalhealth #mentalillness

    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 1

    To say that my twenties were turbulent would be putting it mildly but to put it bluntly, I was an emotional mess. My life was out of control and the prospects of it getting better seemed slim to none. There were several things that happened in my mind that created…