What is Mental Health? A mental illness is a physical illness of the brain that causes disturbances in thinking, behavior, energy or emotion that make it difficult to cope with the ordinary demands of life. Research is starting to uncover the complicated causes of these diseases which can include genetics, brain chemistry, brain structure, experiencing trauma and/or … Continue reading All Mental Health Matters
I’ve noticed a lot lately that people have been mixing up being anxious and having an anxiety disorder. Yes, the essential feeling is the same for both, but having an anxiety disorder is so much more than just feeling anxious about things. I’ll be talking to someone about Anxiety and what it’s like, and they’ll … Continue reading There is a difference between feeling anxious and having an Anxiety disorder
As you’ve read in previous posts, I have anxiety. I’ve written about it a few times in the past year. This post today is about what has helped my anxiety tremendously. I thought maybe, it could help others suffers as well. I’ve come to realize over the last 5 years, just how important self-care is … Continue reading If you have anxiety and you know it, clap your hands: Tips for caring for anxiety
One of the most reoccurring problems I run into with my anxiety is others using my anxiety as an excuse for their actions. Here’s an example: “Oh, you can be in a bad mood because of your anxiety, but when I do it, all hell breaks loose.” First of all, I don’t use my anxiety … Continue reading My anxiety isn’t an excuse for YOUR actions
UPDATE: I have written about Anxiety a while back, but lately I haven’t because I was feeling better. My anxiety wasn’t as bad anymore and I was sleeping more, and my panic attacks stopped. I finally talked to my doctor about my anxiety and she prescribed me something for it that also helps me … Continue reading What NOT to say to someone who suffers from Anxiety.