SIMPLE THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU’RE FEELING DOWN

SIMPLE THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU’RE FEELING DOWN

When I get to feeling down, I find that sometimes it’s simply because I’ve fallen behind on the little things that bring me joy. Taking just a few minutes out of each day to make sure I’m doing these little things helps to keep my spirits up. Although these points are quite basic, they’re also the easiest things to forget about in the everyday rush of life.

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A Writer’s Reality: How Depression Affects My Writing

A Writer’s Reality: How Depression Affects My Writing

I want nothing more than to write. I want what I write to be encouraging… but I also want it to be real. There are some days that no matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to conjure up anything positive to write.

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What Your Decision To Medicate Says About You

What Your Decision To Medicate Says About You
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Me in May 2016. I’ll never forget my mother looking at this picture and saying, “Your eyes look so sad.”

2016 was the year I finally made the decision to try medication for my mental illness. I’d been in therapy for a full year and it had helped tremendously, but I was still lacking the serotonin needed to make any real progress. I did a ton of research, asked as many professionals for their input as possible, and cried a lot.

The whole process was very overwhelming for me due to one question. What does this decision say about me?

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Little Things You Can Do When Mental Illness Has You Paralyzed

Little Things You Can Do When Mental Illness Has You Paralyzed

This is not the original post I had planned for today, but after experiencing a rather crippling depressive episode, I decided to write this instead. Because somewhere out there someone is tucked away in a dark room under their blankets, scared to open their eyes and face the demons awaiting them. Someone is afraid to die, but much more afraid to live. Someone needs to hear this and know they’re not alone. They need someone to tell them the baby steps to recovery because it’s hard to think for yourself when your mind is working against you.

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