For those who stay

Anyone who has been through illness (physical or/and mental) know that people tend to drift away. I've been living with multiple chronic illness and mental illness for a few years now. There has been many ups and downs. I am still walking along the journey, trying to figure it out, testing different treatment to see... Continue Reading →

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The joys of changing medication

In an attempt to treat my Fibromyalgia, it was suggested that I change my current mental health medication for one that has a pain treatment aspect to it. First I had to ween off my current medication and then start the new medication gradually. It was only for a short period, but it still affected... Continue Reading →

World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Too many chose not to speak publicly and openly because they are afraid of fallout and consequences in their immediate surroundings, both personal and professional. No one should have to fear reprisal for suffering from mental illness. They prefer to remain anonymous for fear of judgment. Unfortunately, we can... Continue Reading →

Why I spend so much time on my smartphone

I spend a lot of time on my smartphone. I spend time on Facebook and games. Half the time it’s because I enjoy it, but half the time it’s because I’m too tired to do anything else, and I need a distraction from the pain. Sometimes I  binge watch Netflix, YouTube, or mindless videos over... Continue Reading →

Depression is much more than simple unhappiness

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It is much more than simple unhappiness. It hurts. Not just emotionally, but physically too. If you think you have depression, talk to someone you trust & seek professional help. I was barely functional when I went to see my doctor. Ever since I take depression medication,... Continue Reading →

Alcohol is a bigger killer than we thought

For many people, there's nothing wrong with drinking in moderation. Many drink to numb their pain. It's a way a lot of people mask what is really going on. I know that being someone who lives with physical pain 24/7, I've been actually suggested that I should drink more often as it numbs the pain.... Continue Reading →

Have you ever had suicidal thoughts?

I struggle with chronic depression. Having multiple chronic illness isn't helping. I remember being in the doctor's office when she asked me, if you weren't married and didn't have a child would you kill yourself right now. I burst into tears because the answer was "yes". I didn't register that I was suicidal until that... Continue Reading →

Depression & Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are a challenging and often not talked about aspect of Graves or any thyroid issue. Many people find support and even skills by seeing a therapist and taking anti-depression medication. Even if you tried a therapist and it wasn't a good fit, keep looking. There are therapists that have some training in... Continue Reading →

Let’s support each other

Mentally healthy human beings do not seek to destroy others. If you are comfortable with who you are and where you are in life and understand that struggles are part of the path, we will seek to support each other, not put others down to feel better. Part of the reason why I have this... Continue Reading →

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