Mental Illness Affects People Individually

Those who live with mental illness are not all the same. They are not to be lumped into one group or to be labeled. Yes, they all have characteristics and diagnoses that are alike, but they don’t exhibit those characteristics in the same ways as another person might. They will… 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

Can A Person With Bipolar Disorder Have Successful Relationships?

Relationships can be a challenge for those who live with a chronic mental health condition such as bipolar disorder. Can those who live with bipolar have successful relationships? I personally believe that individuals who have bipolar disorder, or any mental illness for that matter, have the same amount of risk… Continue reading

“I Have A Mental Illness. Does This Make Me A Bad Person?”

The answer is no. Mental illness does not define who a person is and it is not fair to think you or anyone struggling is a “bad” person for it. Like I have said before, the stigma attached to mental illness is unfair and I believe everyone should become more… Continue reading

Anthony’s Personal Mental Health Journey

I was diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Recurrent Depressive Disorder (Moderate) a few years ago. Although the diagnoses were pretty recent, I’ve been dealing with mental health almost as long as I can remember. As a child I would pace the kitchen floor and I remember… Continue reading

Coping With Anxiety And Panic Attacks

Anxiety and panic attacks can seem to be one of the most crippling experiences ever to be had by man at times. It can cloud a person’s thinking, remove all sense of security, and can make it feel as if they’re going insane. Sometimes people will even feel anxious when… Continue reading

Why Do We Judge Those With Mental Illness?

Why do we judge those who are different? Are they less human than anyone else? Do some people just judge out of fear of their own insecurities? Is it sometimes just easier to dismiss everything and pretend? I often think and analyze about how and why certain things happen. These… Continue reading

Reasons Why Mental Illness Still Has a Stigma

There are perhaps many reasons why mental health conditions come with a stigma, but these are the most common reasons: Not a lot of people are open to talking about it. It can be very difficult to open up about an issue that is constantly made out to be a… Continue reading