Bipolar Disorder vs. Depression

When I was 11 or 12, I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). At the time, this diagnosis seemed accurate but as the years passed, it seemed that something more was wrong. I switched therapists and psychiatrists countless times and they all said the same thing. My mom also voiced her concerns to them, […]

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Creating A Morning Routine

Having a morning routine is a great way to carve out time for yourself before diving into your day. A morning routine consists of various activities designed to set the tone for your day. For some people this looks like meditation and yoga, for others they wake up and head to the gym. For me, […]

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Calming Your Anxious Mind

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with anxiety. Both generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety. At one point, my social anxiety was so severe I couldn’t even leave my house and when I did leave, I obsessed over how I looked and felt like everyone was looking at me, judging, and talking […]

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How to Cope With the Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications

When it comes to taking medication, there are usually a plethora of side effects associated with the medicine. It’s no different when you’re taking psychiatric medications like antidepressants and antipsychotics. I’ve been on medication for my mental health since age 11. I’ve stopped and started so many different meds that I’ve lost count. That being […]

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Soothing Sundays – Daily Affirmations

Affirmations are statements you repeat to help you overcome challenges such as negative thoughts. They are phrases you say when you’re looking to uplift yourself. While some people who start using affirmations may not believe what they’re saying at first, eventually, after repetitive use, an individual will start believing in what they’re speaking. I try […]

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