Ending National Mental Illness Month

Today is the last day of May — as well as the last day of National Mental Illness Month. Throughout the month, I’ve written a grand total of seven posts that discuss my experience with anxiety, as well as the perception that mental health has. We have come a long way from the days ofContinue reading “Ending National Mental Illness Month”

Why Mental Health Needs To Be Treated Like A Physical One

A couple of days ago, I saw this video that demonstrated what it would look like if we were to treat physical illnesses the way that we treat mental ones. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fattn%2Fvideos%2F1391599620875493%2F&show_text=0&width=400 For me, this video really brought home the message that both mental and physical illnesses have one word in common – illnesses. They areContinue reading “Why Mental Health Needs To Be Treated Like A Physical One”

Confronting the Elephant in the Room: My Journey With Anxiety

Whenever I talk about my anxiety – whether it may be in writing, in a sermon or in casual conversation – I always feel like I am at an AA meeting. So, let’s get something out of the way . . . Hi, my name is Natalie and I have anxiety. There, much better now.Continue reading “Confronting the Elephant in the Room: My Journey With Anxiety”

Aftermath of Manchester

Last night, there was an attack in Manchester, England at an Ariana Grande concert. At least 22 are dead, and over 50 are injured – not mention countless others missing. When I heard the news – a notification on my phone during my first book club meeting – my heart broke. This was a concert,Continue reading “Aftermath of Manchester”

What I Wish Those Without Anxiety Knew About Anxiety

For those who are lucky to not have to experience mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or an eating disorder, I consider you to be lucky. There are so many things that you may not know – or even understand what it’s like to have to deal with the effects of one. IContinue reading “What I Wish Those Without Anxiety Knew About Anxiety”

It’s Okay To Cry Sometimes

Big girls don’t cry. Stop crying now, men don’t cry. You’re acting like a baby, stop crying. Crying is showing weakness. These are only a few of the stereotypes that are associated with crying. However, I disagree with each and everyone. Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: it’s okay to cry. CryingContinue reading “It’s Okay To Cry Sometimes”

You Are A Badass Book Review

One of the reasons why I love reading so much is because books truly have the impact to change your life. This is why You are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero is one of my favorite books. The book is not your mother’s self help book, and is truly unlike any other. It approachesContinue reading “You Are A Badass Book Review”

Oh, The Places You Will Go!

I declared a major in journalism in my sophomore year of college, but I knew I wanted to pursue a career in writing ever since I was younger. When I was growing up, I would write newspapers that detailed the happenings of my stuffed animals. In high school, I wrote a blog that was basicallyContinue reading “Oh, The Places You Will Go!”