Anxiety, Mental Health

My Experience with Anxiety

I have been diagnosed with quite a few anxiety disorders, among them, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. I feel an excessive amount of anxiety everyday over the simplest of tasks. I have tried anti-anxiety medication and it has helped bring down my anxiety for a little while but it always comes back. It even makes it difficult…

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Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Tag

1. When someone asks you ‘What is mental health?’ what do you say? I would say that mental health is someone’s psychological well being. Mental health is how someone thinks, behaves, and goes about their day to day lives. I think it would be important to say that mental health isn’t something to be ashamed about but something that needs…

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Mental Health, Therapy

Psychiatric Medication Update

*Please see your doctor for any medication changes* I started some new medications and I wanted to share them with you. I’ve only been on this new medication for a week or so. But I believe they are working so far. My psychiatric nurse practitioner replaced my Xanax with Klonopin, .5 mg up to twice daily. It works within a…

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My Second Mental Hospital Experience

*Suicidality and self harm are mentioned in this post* I had another stay at a mental hospital. This time was a little bit different though. It all started on a Saturday night. I was crying all day and felt super depressed even though my life was going great otherwise. I was also hearing voices telling me to hurt myself. These…

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Suicidal thoughts and Self Harm

*Please don’t read if you feel triggered about suicide or self harm topics* I have schizoaffective disorder. This is a combination of schizophrenia and major depression. I also have a few anxiety disorders. But mostly my schizoaffective disorder has caused me to think suicidal thoughts and made me have a self harm experiences. My depression got so bad that I…

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Blogging and My Mental Health

Blogging has helped me with my mental health. I first started blogging on Blogspot in July of 2017. I then made a WordPress and my dad made me a domain in August of 2017. I’ve wanted to start a blog for a really long time. I would and still do read a ton of blogs every week. Let’s discuss my…

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Mental Health and Sleep

Image Courtesy of Pixabay Sleep is very important to keep you healthy. Getting 7 to 8 hours is the goal every night. Sleep can affect your mental health. It can be difficult though when you have mental health disorders or insomnia. I have had bouts of insomnia where I haven’t been able to go to bed for hours. Just tossing…

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College, Mental Health

College and Mental Health

I have schizoaffective disorder. This is a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder, in my case, major depression. I also have a few anxiety disorders. Those include, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, and panic disorder. I am going into my fourth year of college. I have been through a lot in my few college years. College can be a…

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