Why We Need to Focus on Our Mental Health More Than Ever Before

Did you know that May is National Mental Health Awareness month? This year, the emphasis of mental health is more important than ever before. We are in a pandemic. We are in waters that no one knows how to swim in. We are adjusting to a new normal. Many of us are on furlough orContinue reading “Why We Need to Focus on Our Mental Health More Than Ever Before”

Hi Anxiety, Will You Let Me Sleep At Night?

In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Month, I am going to write about having anxiety. But, if you’re a regular around here, chances are you know already I deal with anxiety. Anxiety is something I’ve dealt with since my junior year of college. That was the time when I struggled to maintain a normal, balancedContinue reading “Hi Anxiety, Will You Let Me Sleep At Night?”

Good Days, Good Mental Health

Did you know that May is Mental Illness Awareness Month? If you didn’t, then today you learned something. To help raise awareness for mental illnesses, I am going to dedicate several posts to discuss the importance of mental health awareness as well as acceptance. Why? Well, mental illness isn’t as uncommon as you think it mayContinue reading “Good Days, Good Mental Health”

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”

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”

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”