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”

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. 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”

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”

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”

Ending the Stigma Together

May is Mental Illness Awareness Month, and while it is great to have a whole month devoted to it, I think that every month should be. Anyways, I digress. Mental illness has come a long way from being damning to being accepted. However, negative stigmas still exist. And, they need to not. There are soContinue reading “Ending the Stigma Together”