First Counseling Appointment: What it’s like and How I Prepare

Preparing for an appointment I write my recent and past symptoms and any pressing concerns I have down on paper or in my phone on the notes app. I like to do this so I make sure to cover everything I want to. I also want to keep my counselor … Continue reading “First Counseling Appointment: What it’s like and How I Prepare”

What to do in a Mental Health Crisis

When you are in a mental health crisis it can be difficult to make sense of anything let alone what you are experiencing. I have come up with some things to do when you are in the middle of a mental health crisis. These things can be helpful coping skills … Continue reading “What to do in a Mental Health Crisis”

Therapy and Therapists Explained

*I am working with BetterHelp to bring you this post.* What is Therapy? According to the dictionary, therapy is treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder. Although I think therapy can be beneficial for everybody. It is a great resource to help take care of your mind. Whether you … Continue reading “Therapy and Therapists Explained”

The Truth About Therapy: My Experience

*Disclaimer: I am working with BetterHelp to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own. I want to spread awareness on affordable, online therapy options* Therapy is usually used to help treat mental or psychological disorders. It can also be used to help people through a hard time in … Continue reading “The Truth About Therapy: My Experience”

The Best Mental Health Apps I Use

Almost everyone has one and they are mostly always by your side. Your phone can be a useful tool in keeping your mental health in check. Here are some apps I use to help with my mental health: Mood Trackers Daylio This is one of the first mood tracker app … Continue reading “The Best Mental Health Apps I Use”

How to Survive College with Mental Illness (Includes My To-Do List)

*I am not affiliated with the links in this post* College can be a difficult time on its own; classes, extracurriculars, jobs, friends, and family. Having a mental illness can make everything just a little bit harder on your life. Here are some ways to survive college with mental illness: … Continue reading “How to Survive College with Mental Illness (Includes My To-Do List)”

Taking Time Off from College

I started college in August of 2014. The first semester was wonderful. I had a great season in marching band and had done well in all of my classes. The spring semester wasn’t that bad but it wasn’t as good as the fall semester had been. Then my sophomore year … Continue reading “Taking Time Off from College”

How I Deal with My Depression

I have experienced very severe Major Depressive Disorder. It lasted for years. I felt sad and hopeless most of the time during that period. I have thankfully been able to come out the other side of Depression. Here’s how I have managed to overcome it: Medication Medication can work by … Continue reading “How I Deal with My Depression”

The Difference Between Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2

Bipolar disorder is categorized as a major mood disorder. It involves extreme highs and lows. In this major mood disorder category there is Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2, and Cyclothimia. Bipolar 1 Bipolar 1 involves full-blown manic episodes. Mania can include irritable or elated mood, spending more money than usual, hypersexualization, … Continue reading “The Difference Between Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2”