Congratulations to our contest winner, Macy Mercieca! Thank you to all who participated in the contest over the last few weeks. We hope to see you on the blog again soon!
Mental health is often an exceptionally misunderstood subject. From employment relationships to service relationships, the stigma attached to anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and personality disorders often prevents people from being able to receive equal treatment and protection within the context of the above relationships, plus many more. Disabilities often express themselves differently for everyone. Someone… Continue reading Your rights: Mental Health Disabilities are Protected by the Law
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
My first post for this blog is quite personal, a little philosophical, and written in just over a thousand words. I highly recommend skipping the next five paragraphs that sound like they came right out of a journal entry, so you can read the section of this post that looks like it came out of a priest’s… Continue reading Learning to Look Back, Learning to Move on
Recently, I faced a very difficult situation since moving out on my own. After struggling to gain my footing in my new town and home, I managed to get a job waiting tables at a restaurant. It was located closer to school than my home but still within doable distance by buses and trains if… Continue reading Weight of the World – When Finances and Mental Health Collide
What is mindfulness? As students and young people with busy lives, our minds are always racing. We think about assignments, tests, exams, extracurricular activities, our personal lives, friendships, relationships, work. A large portion of our time is spent stressing about the past or worrying about the future rather than living in the present moment and… Continue reading The Power of Mindfulness
Despite consistently promising people that my biggest fear is heights, I believe it could be change. I never realized it until University, but when things change, you can usually count me out. Everything from moving to a new house to entering high school seemed to frighten me, simply because it was new, and it was change. When… Continue reading Moving Away From Home- How A New Atmosphere Challenged and Supported my Mental Health