Dealing with depression and anxiety is a rollercoaster. You say I’m not alone but I am petrified. My hands sweat, my heart beats so loudly I can hear it and feel it. Sometimes my stomach hurts and you may think is butterflies that come with the excitement of new situations but it feels like a … Continue reading A Teen’s Experience with Depression
Correlation of Loneliness and Depression within Communities Aging can often attribute to loneliness. We lose the elasticity within our skin, and the joints between our bones start becoming strained. Physical changes followed by mental and emotional changes. According to the Behavior Health Trends in 2014, individuals ages 50 and older have maintained the highest percentage of having … Continue reading How Loneliness is Affecting Communities
Multidimensional Aspects of Wellness to Improve Daily Life Take a minute to think about wellness. What are the first things that pop into your mind? Exploring a new exercise routine or making sure your plate has a good balance of fruits and vegetables. Those examples only touch one area of wellness. The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as … Continue reading Encompassing All Aspects of Wellness To Improve Daily Life
The Importance of Destigmatizing Depression Why destigmatizing depression helps all of us Destigmatizing depression is beneficial for all of us. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 15 million adults experience depression. The experience of depression is difficult to quantify. Not everyone feels comfortable opening up about their mental health. Whether … Continue reading The Importance of Destigmatizing Depression
What do you need to live a good life? First, you need a purpose. What do I mean by purpose? In some cases it means a job. Why? Because you need money. No, money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it can help get you some necessities (food, clothes, possibly a roof over your head). In … Continue reading What Three Things Do You Need to Live a Good Life?
5 Easy Ways to Cultivate Self-Compassion Every Day Modern life is filled with pressure to succeed and achieve. Often, we confuse being the best version of ourselves with being “the best”. This mentality creates an environment that leads to extreme anger at ourselves when things don’t turn out the way we planned. In those moments, … Continue reading Learning Self-Compassion
Mental Wellness is a luxury. The Hilarious World of Depression featured Reggie Osse. Reggie Osse was a lawyer in the the hip-hop scene, a podcast host, an editor, and someone who battled depression. During this podcast episode, Reggie says “mental illness is a stigma, but mental wellness is a luxury.” Having to face a mental … Continue reading Mental Illness vs Mental Wellness