Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness, Parenting

How My Mental Health Has Changed Since Becoming A Mom

My mental health has changed since having my daughter. I wouldn’t say it’s gotten any worse, but it also hasn’t gotten any better. It’s just, different. I still suffer from anxiety and depression, as I did before, but they manifest in different ways now. My negative/anxious thoughts are about different things. It’s as if my mental illnesses have just shifted. …

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Depression, Mental Illness

5 Ways to Support Someone During a Depressive Crisis

If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. Or, Crisis Services Canada at 1-833-456-4566 Watching a loved one go through a depressive episode is so scary. Not knowing what to do or how to help can make you feel helpless and guilty. It can be really difficult to know what to do, especially …

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Anxiety, Mental Illness

How To Fall Asleep When Anxiety Keeps You Up All Night – 9 Helpful Tips

Falling asleep is one of the biggest challenges faced by people who deal with anxiety. When your body is in fight or flight mode, it’s really hard to relax and get comfortable enough to sleep. When you mix that with racing thoughts about your worries, plans, ideas, and embarrassing things that happened 8 years ago, it can be next to …

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