Mental Illness

What High Functioning Depression Is Like

I have depression. I’m sure you already knew that if you’ve read some of my other blog posts. I am, however, very high functioning for someone who has this illness. —————————- There is an official term for high-functioning depression, it’s called Dysthymia which is characterized by: “Depressed mood for most of the day, for more days than not, as indicated by …

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Lifestyle, Mental Illness

Why it’s Important for me to be Open About my Mental Health

I was quiet for so long, but that wasn’t helping anyone, especially me. I think it is very important for people to talk more openly about their mental health issues. Because the more we normalize it the more we reduce the stigma that unfortunately still surrounds it. Continuing to keep it a secret and feeling embarrassed or shameful about it …

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