8 posts from month 01/2018

The Virtue of Patience in Mental Health

I am not a patient man, never have been. It can be severely frustrating for me to wait for a package in the mail, or for lab results to come back. If I am looking forward to doing something on the weekend, my entire attention gets directed toward the event, and it becomes almost unbearable to live through the torturing minutes, hours and days before then. Over the years I have become very aware of this flaw, and I have put in a lot of effort to get better. Even though I am not as morbidly ...

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Who Are You?

Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked that question? Who is that person staring back at you, judging you, questioning every single one of your moves? Are they in control, and if they are not, who is? Sometimes those questions may be too existential to some people, who would just rather ignore them and continue roaming through life aimlessly, hoping to find good fortune and happiness in only-god-knows what. If you have followed my articles and my posts on social media you already ...

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How To Stay Productive on Depressive Days

It is something that I personally struggle with from time to time. There are days that I wake up in the morning and I don’t have the energy or the desire to do anything, when I have a lot to get done. What is worse, my depression tells me that it is just not worth to do those things, that I am wasting my time and that I should just put them off while I stay in bed and sleep. Being a generally ambitious person with a lot that I want to accomplish, you can understand how that type of ...

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Is Looking Into The Past Harmful to Your Mental Health?

I have always had a tendency for nostalgia. I like to look back at moments in my life where I was experiencing something meaningful, maybe with someone who was important to me at the time and is no longer around. I tend to wonder if still having them with me would make me happy, if I could make amends for all the wrong things I did. When I think about these types of things I usually end up sad, because I beat myself up about a past that I cannot change, and about a person I cannot bring ...

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This Is What Anxiety Feels Like

I remember one day when I had to across town to run an errand, and while I was driving on the freeway I began to feel like I was going too fast and would probably lose control of the car. If that didn't happen someone would crash into me and kill me, or probably a tire would blow, maybe a wheel would fall off; it didn't matter what highly unlikely event would enfold, the fact was that I would not get off the freeway alive. If this rationale sounds somewhat silly to you don't worry, it ...

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Lack Of Sleep Relate to Depression and Anxiety, Study Shows

A new study conducted by Binghamton University shows that sleeping less than 8 hours a day is associated with depression and anxiety, especially because of repetitive thoughts. I can definitely relate to this, as the less I sleep the more anxious I feel, and vice versa. For this reason I try to establish a healthy sleeping routine, because it can affect me mentally the next day. Read the entire article here. Do you get enough sleep every night? How does it affect your mood?

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Battling The Stigma, First Step In Getting Help For Those With Mental Illness

This is the story of Evan, who spent his first stint in a psychiatric hospital at thirteen. I can only imagine what a harrowing experience that must have been. But the stigma kept him quiet for decades, and finally speaking about it and helping break down the walls helped him push forward. Click Here to Read Entire Article

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RELAPSE: Confessions of an Alcoholic

Relapse, the heartbreak of the recovering addict; pushing the reset button on your sobriety, leaving behind the hard work and effort you maybe spent years putting in, looking down and realizing you have to climb up from the very first step again, sometimes when you don’t even know how you accomplished it the first time to begin with. As someone who has been through this process a number of times, I can tell you that the disappointment felt is close to unbearable. ...

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