“Me too” The Movement You Need to Know About

GUILTY! Yes, I am guilty, I’ll admit it. Every day when I wake up, I know I should be counting my blessings, or cuddling my husband. Instead, I immediately check my phone. Nothing satisfies me more than to check that inbox, and delete away all that junk email! Gotta track that shipment Target should be sending me any day now! Time to check my daily Virgo horoscope. And my Aries husband’s. “WHAT! He’s going to meet someone new that will change...

What Does Depression Really Feel Like?

This post contains an affiliate link.   Trying to explain depression to someone who has not experienced it firsthand is a tricky thing, my friends. But today, I will try to shed some light on what it really feels like to suffer with this excruciating illness. I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder, and I have to say that the depressive episodes are THE worst! Managing manic episodes, I find, are much easier than dealing with the depressive ones. Of...

The Ultimate List of Coping Outlets (For Those Fighting Depression and Anxiety)

Contains an affilitate link.  I’ve been craving Bacon Maple bars from Hurt’s Donuts all day. That oh-so-sweet maple crust with that yummy bacon topping gets me every time. If you haven’t tried these donuts, you just NEED to treat yourself! Coping outlets… Basically, another term for “coping mechanisms“. It’s finding a healthy activity that you can do to help overcome obstacles when you’re stressed, depressed, or anxious. It’s really important to manage stress in a healthy, positive way. Resorting to...

Latuda for Bipolar Disorder: A Personal Review

Latuda: My personal review This is not a sponsored post nor are there any affiliated links in the entirety of this post. Just my personal, and honest review of this product. Finding the right medication for bipolar disorder can be a challenging experience. It’s time consuming, and can be quite scary when you start reading the side effects. That’s why I wanted to share with you my experience of taking Latuda for bipolar 1 disorder. I started taking Latuda back in September...

Bipolar Disorder: What You Need to Know

Contains an affiliate link. Wondering why this picture is so big? Yeah, me too! Forgive me as I learn my way through this incredible journey of blogging. Today, I want to talk about bipolar disorder. After my diagnosis of bipolar 1 disorder, I learned that not many people know much about this disorder. Sure, some may know the textbook definition, but there are others who seem to not know common courtesy to those of us suffering with this mental illness....

7 Day Depression Defeat Challenge

Take the 7 Day Depression Defeat Challenge Are you ready to take ACTION? Accept the challenge TODAY! Learn how you can defeat depression in just SEVEN days! For maximum guarantee, repeat twice a month or even every week until you feel you have fully conquered. Ready to begin? Let’s go!   Day One: Music Playlist- Take time from your day to listen to music. Listen to your favorite songs. Or check out this awesome playlist to help boost your happiness!...

Mental Illness: How to Get A Proper Diagnosis

Contains an affiliate link. Getting a proper diagnosis of a mental illness is the most important key to ensuring you get the best treatment. You will be able to have a better quality of life when you know what you’re up against. It’s shocking that millions of people go undiagnosed and untreated for a mental illness. Mainly, the stigma discourages them for asking for help. Society has a way of making us feel like our mental health isn’t important. Stigma...

Anxiety at Bedtime: 20 Simple Ways to Defeat It

Contains an affiliate link. I swear, going to bed can feel like a job when you have anxiety. Your body just wants to sleep, but your mind–oh, no! Your anxious mind is like the boogeyman. When head meets pillow, it creeps from out of the darkness. Because it’s 3am, and, HELLO! It’s time to think about all of the horrible, no-good things you’ve ever said in your whole ENTIRE life. What if I didn’t lock the door? What if someone...

A Playlist of Sad Songs When You’re Battling Depression

Music can be a fun coping outlet when you’re faced with depression. But what about those days when you just don’t want to listen to Beyonce’s Formation? Sometimes, we just want to dwell in our sorrows, and have a good cry. That’s why I created this playlist of sad songs. Whether you’re going through depression, or maybe it’s just a bad day, you will find some sad songs that will tear the flood gates open. Let it all out! I’ve included a...

Psych Ward: What It’s Really Like (My Personal Story)

The media tends to show a very unrealistic idea of what a psych ward look like. Movies and television shows glamorize it into something that it’s not. In season four of my favorite show, Bates Motel, they portrayed an unlikely scene of what mental hospitals are really like. In most cases, if you ever find yourself in a psych ward, you’re most likely not going to have a fancy room, extravagant meals, or activity rooms where you can play games or get...