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Be Grateful To Move Forward In Life

I heard a phrase the other day. I wasn’t paying attention so I do not recall where I heard it, but the phrase struck me. The person speaking said the group of people they were referencing were “too busy surviving to dream”. For some reason, the term really resonated with me. It made me think…

December 22, 2020
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My Experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Have you ever heard someone say “I’m so OCD” because they like their surroundings to be neat and tidy? Have you ever said this yourself? If so, I have a shocking personal fact to tell you. I have OCD and I’m not bothered when my room gets messy. How could this be? While it’s true…

December 19, 2020
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Believe in Holiday Magic!

Hello! I hope you are doing well through these unprecedented times. Ever since COVID-19 hit our world, the number of people struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and mental health issues has spiked. The truth is these issues can impact any of us, especially during the holiday season. Labeling yourself as a person with depression,…

December 13, 2020
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Volunteering For The Holidays Helps You Too
I am dedicating this holiday season to volunteering. I don’t know how successful I am going to be but I’m desperate to inject a little life into my holiday season. With COVID-19 shutting down any chance I have of going out and about, I am working hard to figure out how to volunteer for the...
December 3, 2020
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Happy Anniversary, Depression!
Recently, I celebrated my second anniversary with depression. I know it sounds absurd. Depression isn’t some occasion to praise but trust me, it is. In this blog, I will tell you how and why. So tighten your seat belts we are going on a roller coaster ride of past and present emotions.:) Since my childhood,...
November 30, 2020
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A Girl With Depression
This girl was like every other person. She was getting used to her new job, interacting, and working like a maniac because she was taking work too seriously. Then one day something started to happen―during her commute home she began crying unexpectedly. For two weeks straight that happened to her, she did not tell anyone....
November 14, 2020
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Finding Yourself More Anxious Lately? It Could Be Situational Anxiety.

My understanding of situational anxiety is that it occurs quite literally when there is something extremely stressful happening in your life or in the world around you. And, even if you are not even focused on it, it has a way of getting into your psyche and impacting you.

November 7, 2020
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Art Therapy As A Coping Tool
I feel very lucky to say that I am both a peer with lived experience with bipolar disorder and a licensed art therapist. In addition, the therapist I’m in regular treatment with is an art therapist herself. During this pandemic, I have been able to use art therapy as a coping skill to soothe my...
September 18, 2020
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My Response To COVID As A Peer
When the COVID pandemic first began, like so many others worldwide I assumed that the worst would be over in a couple of months. In the beginning, I actually flourished, practicing good self-care by keeping in touch with friends and family through phone calls, emails and FaceTime. I also kept up faithfully with regular Zoom...
September 17, 2020
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How Loss Impacts Our Lives
Everyone has experienced loss in their lifetime, whether it is a family member, special love, friend, coworker, neighbor, or pet. Loss is hard. It colors your world. Loss is defined as “the process of losing someone”. It is a process as you cope with the void left behind. Everyone heals in their own ways. Sometimes...
September 4, 2020
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