“Motherhood and depression are two countries with a long common border. The terrain is chilly and inhospitable, and when mothers speak of it at all, it is usually in guarded terms, or in euphemisms.” -Tracy Thompson; Ghost in the House Depression is an all-encompassing mood disorder that affects nearly every aspect of your daily life.
Mental illness, including depression, carries a heavy stigma. Often we are embarrassed to talk about our feelings, our diagnosis, and the hurdles we face every day when we have depression. Even folks who are married for years, may struggle with telling their spouses about their new diagnosis, but what if you are in a new
Surviving a sexual assault Witnessing a hurricane Being a victim of domestic violence Watching a murder, being screamed at Being called names Surviving a fire Experiencing a life-threatening freak accident These are just a few examples of traumatic events that can shape our present and impact our future. When not treated, trauma can result in
A 4-Part Series throughout Mental Health Awareness Month Part 4: The Relationships Between Mental Health and Social Health “As much as we complain about other people, there is nothing worse for mental health than a social desert.” ― Charles Montgomery As we explore deeper into the pillars of mental health, it is essential to understand
Part 3 of a 4-Part Series throughout Mental Health Awareness Month “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” —Buddha As we explore deeper into the pillars of mental health, it is essential to understand that mental health often
A 4-Part Series throughout Mental Health Awareness Month Part 2: The relationships between Mental Health and Emotional Health As we dive deeper into May and reflect on Mental Health Awareness Month, it is essential to recognize that mental health does not just encompass mental health disorders but includes the well being of our emotional health.
A 4-Part Series throughout Mental Health Awareness Month. Part 1: The relationship between Mental Health and Physical Health May is Mental Health Awareness Month. An entire month dedicated to raising awareness about mental health, nurturing our mental health, and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health disorders. Our mental health is an encompassing dynamic state
“Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky”. -Brene Brown A quick Google search of “social media and mental health” can elicit a plethora of mental health blogs and websites stating how
World Health Day: The Link Between Mental Health and Physical Health World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7th, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization, as well as other related organizations. World Health Day has a different feel this year than in previous years. In current
10 Ways To De-Stress During COVID-19 Crisis. Our world is hurting, but we still have kindness, compassion, and hope. We must take care of ourselves by making our physical and mental health a priority during this time. We must take care of our community, friends, and loved ones while still practicing social distancing. Below are