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