Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Health, Schizoaffective

15 Warning Signs Someone is Suicidal

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/how-we-can-all-prevent-suicide/ Risk Factors and Warning Signs https://save.org/about-suicide/warning-signs-risk-factors-protective-factors/ These links are to websites that have more information on how to prevent suicide. They are also where I gathered most of the information for this post. 1. Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live Someone can start talking like this when they think they have no other options left.…

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Mental Health, Therapy

My Experience with Therapy

I first started therapy when I was 13. I was in middle school. My parents were having a rough patch and so we went to family therapy and my brother, sister, and I each went into individual therapy. I don’t remember much of what we talked about or how I felt during that time. I do remember that I didn’t…

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Poems

Poem #1 Footsteps

I lay asleep Under the covers When footsteps Sound the halls At night I wonder “Who could it be?” As I lay there Under the covers The footsteps get Closer and closer Until they’re up to My door They stand there Still So still I hear breathing Then nothing In the sleeping house When I lay there Under the covers

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How I am Feeling Right Now

I’ve been really hypomanic today or maybe even manic. I made five new blog posts (now six), fed the dogs, made coffee, and I went to Dunkin Donuts and went to Goodwill and to McDonald’s for lunch. I also did some blog behind the scenes work and posted on my social media accounts. I woke up around 4:30 am. I…

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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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Other

The Liebster Award

I was nominated by Tabitha Dudley. Thank you so much Tabitha! I was so excited to be nominated because I feel like an actual blogger now and I am ready to read everyone else’s posts. Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their post Answer the 11 questions they asked you Nominate 11 other bloggers, with your own…

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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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