Anxiety · Chronic Depression · Depression · Mental Health · Mental Illness · Seasonal Affective Disorder · Seeking Help · Stress

It’s Here and I’m Getting Help – Seasonal Affective Disorder and Psychiatry

My last post (which it has been such a long time since) discussed my long standing struggle with what I believe is seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It has now starting affecting me, as I expected. The days are darker and now I find myself drawn to staying in bed, sleeping much longer, neglecting my readings,… Continue reading It’s Here and I’m Getting Help – Seasonal Affective Disorder and Psychiatry

Chronic Depression · Depression · Student

Recovery isn’t a destination, it’s a journey

The title is something that has taken me years to realize and fully understand. When I was 15 years old, I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. I had a pretty severe depressive episode, and I basically dropped out of high school for the semester. I failed the Ontario Literacy Test, failed all my classes,… Continue reading Recovery isn’t a destination, it’s a journey

Anxiety · Chronic Depression · Depression · Uncategorized

Restraint and Control – Anger in Addition to Depression and Anxiety

A side effect of depression and anxiety is irritability. By side effect, I mean a very common occurrence for many suffering with either. As someone with both, I struggle to control myself with it in all situations. I get overwhelmed extremely easily. At work, I get frustrated and angry at the drop of a hat… Continue reading Restraint and Control – Anger in Addition to Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety · Bi Poldar Disorder · Chronic Depression · Depression · Informative · Opt Ed · UOIT Mental Health Services

Emotion or Illness?

I think the problem with today’s society is that everyone is so quick to self-diagnose. If you think back to even 5 years ago it was considered shameful or looked down upon to categorize yourself as someone with a mental illness. Yes, it is very possible that because it is more “accepted” now people are… Continue reading Emotion or Illness?

Anxiety · Chronic Depression · Depression · Informative · Opt Ed · Student

A little look into my life…

**WARNING: Extremely personal and may cause triggers- please read with caution and respect This post is a little different than anything I’ve seen but I feel that for people to understand and connect with my posts, I should start out by explaining my story. Hi, my name is Danielle and I have depression/anxiety. In my… Continue reading A little look into my life…