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
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
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
Around the end of March, I was hospitalized for an acute mental health crisis. At that point I had no idea what to do, I felt so lost and so scared, and I thought the hospital was my last option. Three months prior, I had recently had two of my medications increased, because of my… Continue reading Where do we go from here?
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?
**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…
As a part of an Australian awareness campaign, Soften the FCK up created a video of a number of young men talking about their struggles and what those struggles led them to contemplate: suicide.