Okay, so look. I don't need to tell you that there is a stigma attached to mental illness. You have to be living under a rock if you aren't aware of it. It's all over the news wherever you turn. A man walks into a shop and kills six people. He was known to the police as someone who suffered from a mental illness. A young adult, male, jumps from a hotel window after … [Read more...] about Fighting Against The Stigma of Mental Illness
I sit in the chair and watch as my son with Bipolar Disorder has a complete meltdown. His emotions all over the place. I struggle with a way to help him. It's like looking in a mirror. Watching what he's going through is so very hard. I know what he's feeling. If I didn't then I wouldn't be able to see the signs and symptoms and help him figure out what to do. I was … [Read more...] about Signs and Symptoms You Have Bipolar Disorder and What You Can Do about It
So, I haven't been online in the past week and a bit. I caught a nasty bug, coughing hard and congested. We also moved. We downsized from a 3 bedroom 1500 square foot townhouse to a small 900 square foot 2 bedroom apartment. And although I'm extremely happy about the move. I really am. BC got hit with a storm front with us in the Valley getting hit the hardest with 48 cm in … [Read more...] about How The Weather Can Affect Your Anxiety & Depression #mentalhealth
I've been dealing with Anxiety and Depression for about as long as I can remember. Like a green-eyed monster hiding under my bed, scary, emotional, causing me to freak-out and always keeping me on the edge of my seat. Anxiety and Depression have always been a part of my life. Suffering from Depression or anxiety isn't something you can just wish away. It's not something … [Read more...] about Anxiety and Depression Isn’t Something You Can Hide From
It's been really hard lately, Trace has been dealing with a lot of stuff. In the past week, I noticed his moods had shifted. He seemed down, depressed more often, getting upset easily, meltdowns with no real triggers (none that I could see) anyhow. By the end of the week, my frustration hit an arc so high, I was ready to pack my bags and hit the highway. But of course, I … [Read more...] about Rant: Bipolar Bad Days Coming
Being someone who battles with Bipolar Disorder, it's wonderful to see more and more Hollywood stars and people of importance coming forward to share their stories. Nobody wants to talk about it, but it's a real illness that deserves attention. That's why I'm so happy lead singer of one of my favorite bands 'Creed' Scott Stapp is coming forward to share what he calls "The … [Read more...] about Scott Stapp of Creed Has Bipolar Disorder and Is No Longer Broken
I grew up knowing I was different. I don't remember the first moment I knew, I just did. I felt different. I felt sad all the time, unhappy with life and the people around me. I felt as though the world was coming to and end every second I was in it, and even at times felt the world would be better off without me in it. I didn't realize -- back then -- that I had been … [Read more...] about Dealing With Depression Is No Excuse
I sat in the bath tub tonight and I just cried. Nothing out of the ordinary for me, at least not lately. It seems each day I wake up and every night I go to sleep, there is nagging emotion of self -doubt, self-hatred, self-indulgence and yes even a party for one at the pity pit. I don't know when it happened. I'm not even sure I can pin-point the actual event when things … [Read more...] about Excuse Me But Have You Seen Me Around?
It's not easy being a mom of a 6 year old diagnosed with onset Bipolar Disorder. In fact when most people find out, they are literally shocked and even more so to discover said 6 year old also has mild Cerebral Palsy and Sensory Disorder as well. You see when people meet my son Trace, what they see is a happy and healthy little boy who likes to run and play and have fun with … [Read more...] about CBC Radio With Michelle Eliot Speaks Out on the Parent Project on Mental illness
Some days I wonder where exactly am I going. Besides, nowhere because I stay in my pj's all day working on the computer, blogging, doing reviews, playing games, checking social networks. I know I should go out and leave the house, get some fresh air, go for a walk, take time to stop and smell the roses. And, yet I just can't seem to find the motivation to get my ass off the … [Read more...] about So Damn Tired All Time
Nobody said it was going to be easy. Heck if life were easy we'd all be sipping margaritas under the Tuscan sun with clean houses and no noses to wip or boo boo's to kiss. Sometimes the fact life isn't easy is when I have the most fun. I know how insane that sounds, but for me sometimes the more drama there is the more focused I feel to get things done. That wasn't … [Read more...] about Down and Out: Dealing with Depression
It's amazing to think that depression is still a taboo topic but it is. So I was not only surprised but pleasantly happy when I read an article about Catherine Zeta-Jones and her struggles with being diagnosed with bipolar II. After discovering her husbands (Michael Douglas) Cancer was gone, Catherine should have been happy but discovered she wasn't. Her moods were down and … [Read more...] about Catherine Zeta Jones Talks Depression
Looking back a year ago I never would have imagined I'd find myself in this position. Locked inside. Not wanting to leave the house. Afraid of everything. I know how pathetic that sounds. I can hear how pathetic I sound saying it and yet it is me I'm talking about. Who is really afraid to go out? Afraid to leave their house? I mean that just sounds crazy, and yet... That's … [Read more...] about living inside out
It's just been one of those days. You know the kind. It's a weekend and you are supposed to be able to sleep in but the pup says ... "Get your keester out of bed I have pee!" It's 8:20 am and the kids are suddenly up. "Guys it's a weekend, no school! Go back to sleep. Pleaseeeeeeeeee!!!" "We want breakfast!" It's 11:35 am and cartoons are over, the rain is suddenly … [Read more...] about Mommy is going to wallow in the rain now thank you!
Everyone feels anxious sometimes, right? Of course they do, otherwise we wouldn't be considered human. But what happens when anxiety and worries take over the control you have in your life? Anxiety disorder is one of Canada's most common illnesses and it's also one that is least understood. I agree with that because I have anxiety disorder and I am still struggling to … [Read more...] about Understanding Anxiety Disorder