"Being depressed, autistic or mentally challenged in some way don’t always bring forward the pleasent and appreciated sites of your personality. It can make it difficult til coexist with others and make you seem cold and dismissive; even though this is not the case. Going to therapy helped me figure out how all the implicit … Continue reading No shame
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Sometimes I swear I'm superwoman and I'm supposed to accomplish it all. But life has a way of humbling me and making realize that I need to slow down. I can't make normal goals because I have to take into account seasonal changes, medication side effects, and setting aside time to sit back and reflect … Continue reading Realistic expectations
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"My mom was taken by suicide and this is what happens to me often when I try to tell about her story or mental illness." Thank you for sharing Candace! Always remember that even if it seems like your story is falling to deaf ears, it matters because you matter. Instagram
"Every morning I wake up and decide that, I WILL be happy today, and I WILL NOT let my anxiety or depression control me today. After my miscarriage I realized that I wasn't going to get better until I decided that I was going to get better. I fell into a depressive state worse than … Continue reading Happiness is a choice
"I've learnt that people make mistakes. They make mistakes throughout their life either through circumstance or naivety. I've made mistakes and have always blamed myself my whole life for most things that have gone wrong. I was diagnosed with depression when I was 19 after being sexually assaulted and yet for years after that, I … Continue reading Forgiveness
"I've had anxiety since the 8th grade, so about 4 years now, and for the past 4 year I've let it rule over my life. Giving up friends, missing out on good times, giving up a normal high school experience at a school I worked my butt off to get accepted into only for my … Continue reading Strength
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I've come to a place recently where I'm coming full circle. I'm learning how to take my battles and share with others how I've changed them into lessons learned. I feel a personal responsibility to share what I know because you never know who can relate and find comfort in knowing someone has survived it. … Continue reading Motivating through lessons learned