I sat in my Psychiatrists office a few months ago giving an update about how my medications were impacting my symptoms and mood. She asked me I feel as happy as I did when I first began taking Pristiq.. that was a huge "HELL NO". She explained that since I was so depleted, my brain… Continue reading Chasing Euphoria
Highly functional in the realm of mental illness is typically described as someone who has many symptoms of a mental illness or is diagnosed with a mental illness but continues to work and live life in a somewhat "functional" way. When I met my therapist, she described some of the patients that she typically works… Continue reading Highly Functional and Mentally Ill: What You Don’t Understand
Anxiety is very common. You probably know someone in your life that has an anxiety disorder in some form. Anxiety accounts for more than 3 million cases in the United States alone. Since it is one of the more common mental health conditions, it can be easy to overlook your symptoms as just "not that… Continue reading Are You Ignoring Your Anxiety Symptoms?
I have PTSD. Not the kind that most people think about. I haven't been to a war. I haven't been in a car accident. I haven't watched a loved one die in front of my eyes. I have PTSD from sexual and relationship based trauma as well as from the abandonment I felt from being sent to boarding… Continue reading Parenting with PTSD: Parenting Through Fear
I have been in jobs where I feel like my creativity, my voice and my autonomy were been stifled. I have been in roles where I feel like I have "permission" to flourish and lead. I obviously prefer the latter. I am a High D High I (Disc Profiling Explained) and require a certain amount of… Continue reading 3 Signs Your Job Is Negatively Impacting Your Mental Health and Questions To Ask Yourself