Depression: Small Steps to Wellness

Depression: Small Steps to Wellness

As someone with Bipolar Disorder, I am no stranger to depression. Although Bipolar depression has its differences, it shares many factors with Major Depressive Disorders: isolation, changes in appetite, poor sleep, feelings of hopelessness, lethargy, disinterest,...
How to Fight Back When Depression Hits

How to Fight Back When Depression Hits

EvI have described my own depression as a “labyrinth of my fears” or a “cell of despair”. Anyone who suffers from depression knows first-hand the daily struggle it entails. It is a battle against mind and body. There have been days when my body literally felt too...
Bipolar Disorder: Why I’m Stuck on Medication for Life

Bipolar Disorder: Why I’m Stuck on Medication for Life

I had a rocky start to life. Colic, sleep dysregulation, separation anxiety, utter fear and unrest, all before the age of 5. I saw child psychologists, school psychologists, and even had meetings with teachers. Nothing helped. My moods were unstable since square one,...
How to Cope with Family Members with Mental Illness

How to Cope with Family Members with Mental Illness

Dealing with a someone with mental illness can be difficult. You can now imagine how overwhelming it can be when dealing with a family member with mental illness. It is not any easier than dealing with one’s own mental illness. Most times, mental illness is not...
Ways to Cope with Loneliness During the Holiday Season

Ways to Cope with Loneliness During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is here once again. This time of the year is always full of excitement, togetherness, and love. It is the season to be jolly and to spend time with friends and family. However, not everyone celebrates merrily during this holiday season. This festive...