How Unhealthy Choices and Sugar Addiction Affected My Mental Health

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am going to tell you how I beat my depression and how I lost 50 pounds in 7 months. First, I am going to give you some details about my life.  The Beginning When I was a kid, I had horrible, unhealthy eating… Continue reading

The Endless Cycle Of Bipolar Disorder

Growing up, I was hardly ever the honor student, the greatest athlete, nor did I seem to possess any special or unique talents. I was a sweet, sensitive, young girl who had a few best friends. I spent many hours of my childhood days playing along to my imagination. Nothing… Continue reading

“I Feel Like A Failure” – Life With Chronic Mental Illness

I’m really trying to do something with my life, but at times I feel like I keep hitting a wall. I’m trying to have faith that things will work out, but it’s so difficult sometimes. I’m tired of “failing.” I’m tired of not being able to accomplish what I know… Continue reading

Encouraging Thoughts, Reminders, and Inspirations

If you have been having a rough time lately or are just in need of that little boost of inspiration and hope, I would like to share this with you today. Also, this post can be helpful to those who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding on mental illness even… Continue reading

Inside Social Anxiety

 I don’t hate people. I just hate how I feel when they’re around. I don’t hate going out places. I just hate the discomfort I feel when I’m there. No one is at fault. I’m not arrogant or unkind. It’s a fear I have within that has me entirely consumed…. Continue reading

What Is It Like To Live With Bipolar Disorder?

An ongoing battle. A fight against oneself. Never knowing what the next day will bring Or even the next moment. From feelings of happiness, full of optimism, and that nothing can hurt me. To agitation, a grim sadness, and overpowering despair. It’s as if you’re feeling on top of the… Continue reading

I Have An Illness. I Am Not Crazy…

I am a person who lives with bipolar disorder. Does this scare you or perhaps make you think twice about the person I am? Before you judge me, there are some things I would like you to know. I am not insane. I am not acting out for attention. I… Continue reading

How To Cope With Depression

It can almost seem impossible to think of how to help yourself when you’re in a depressed state and when nothing seems to be going well in the first place. Sometimes all you want to do is just lie down, cry, scream, or take a few moments to recover and… Continue reading