What I’ve Been Doing to Help My Mental Health

Ever since the holidays, I have been in a little bit of a funk. I think a huge part comes from the natural hustle and bustle of the holiday season – the cramming of family gatherings and trying to make sure you remember everything that you need to accomplish. However, the holiday season this yearContinue reading “What I’ve Been Doing to Help My Mental Health”

Ways That I Practice Self-Care

Happy Monday everyone! Since this is the start of a new week, I wanted to try to create a goal for to incorporate more self care in my daily life. Like everyone out there, it’s been something that I always want to include in my routine, but always put everything else first. Which is sad.Continue reading “Ways That I Practice Self-Care”

Everyone Needs A Lazy Day

I write about this all of the time, but self care is crucial. However, as I mention so many times before, it’s often one of the things that always goes towards the bottom of the list. Sometimes, it’s because we just forget. Other times, it’s because we are trying to do everything — from workContinue reading “Everyone Needs A Lazy Day”

Things To Remember on World Mental Health Day

I found out that today is World Mental Health Day. Hopefully, today we take the time to be more aware of all of the mental illnesses that are out there – from anxiety to depression to eating disorders to bipolar disorder. And, there’s so many more out there that – some that many of usContinue reading “Things To Remember on World Mental Health Day”

Let’s Keep Talking, Folks!

I haven’t written much about my anxiety for a while, which is odd because this blog was formulated as a way to get talking about mental health issues. Part of the reason why is because I felt like I was always saying the same thing over and over again, and let’s face it — notContinue reading “Let’s Keep Talking, Folks!”

Why Mental Health Is Important

Hi I’m Natalie, and I have anxiety. Chances are, if you’re already reading this, you already know that. It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week, and I wanted to take a few minutes to drive home the importance of mental health. Because of my experiences with anxiety, it has given me the drive to speak up aboutContinue reading “Why Mental Health Is Important”

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”

11 Mantras Everyone With a Mental Illness Needs to Hear

Having a mental illness – or even just going through a rough time – can be the most isolating thing on the planet. It is like you are in a downwards spiral, and have no way out of it. With that being said, it’s hard to think that there will be an end to theContinue reading “11 Mantras Everyone With a Mental Illness Needs to Hear”

Not Tonight Dear, I Am Having A Panic Attack: Anxiety and Dating

As a person with anxiety, it is safe to say it has had an impact on my relationships. When I was in my previous relationship, it was when my anxiety was in full swing, and panic attacks were a regular occurrence. However, I was really lucky to have a boyfriend who was supportive and didContinue reading “Not Tonight Dear, I Am Having A Panic Attack: Anxiety and Dating”