Was it genetics? past trauma? nutritional deficient? innate personality trait? Trying to figure out why used to stress me out more and cause even more anxiety (especially if you have OCD traits). Finding a cause is great for research. That research is monumental for not only establishing treatment modalities but also to push for insurance … Continue reading Accepting the unknown
This is for the caregivers, significant others, family members, and friends. It is not your job to save that person. You can't fix it, but you can support them through their struggles. It is okay to be frustrated with the disorder. It is okay to set your own boundaries when you feel like you can't … Continue reading Being there
We find comfort in the familiar, but that doesn't make it healthy. It brings comfort because we don't have to risk change or vulnerability. Seeking help is letting go of the familiar. Taking a chance that hopefully it will make a difference. Whether it is seeking therapy, being hospitalized, or just expressing your feelings aloud. … Continue reading Letting go of the familiar
I was diagnosed at a young age with Clinical Depression, Generalized Anxiety with OCD tendencies, and Bulimia. I followed the treatment plans, found others with similar diagnoses, but something wasn't working. I was getting worse. I was misdiagnosed. After my freshman year in college and psychotic breakdown, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder II. All … Continue reading Symptoms vs Diagnosis
"Its great to hear all the stories and perspectives but sometimes I just have to take things as they are. I have generalized anxiety, so always finding a meaning can fuel it. Not trying to find some deep meaning has helped relieve some of my anxious feelings. It is ok to accept certain things as … Continue reading Meaning and acceptance
Holiday season is here. That means gatherings, family, friends, and expectations. That also means anxiety, depression, loneliness, and assumptions. Try to make time for those you care about and care about you. Yet, also know your boundaries. Know when it's time to leave or end a conversation that may be triggering. Understand that your management … Continue reading Make time but know your boundaries
"My condition isn't something that can heal, but it can be easier to live with and it can impact my life less, even if the thoughts patterns won't heal or be medicated away." Thank you for sharing Jimmy H.