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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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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Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness

9 Things People With Anxiety and Depression Wish Others Understood

Living with anxiety, depression, or both can be really difficult. Everyday life is negatively affected, especially relationships with those that don’t fully understand the illness. Here are 9 things that people living with anxiety and depression want others to know. 1. I Can’t Control It It’s not something that I can just snap out of. It is a legitimate disorder …

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Anxiety, Depression, 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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