How to Journal while Depressed

Journaling has really helped me in my recovery. Although, I started documenting my life in writing when I was in elementary school. I didn’t know of the actual term journaling until much later. I love journaling. It lets me express myself in a way that nothing else will. So, here are a few tips to …

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My Chronic Undiagnosed Physical Illness

Everything started to go south with my physical health a month before my 19th birthday in April of 2015. It is now August of 2018 which means I have been searching for answers for almost 3 and half years. I used to get hives all over my body every time I showered. I used to …

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Myasthenia Gravis: My Story with a Rare Disease

I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis (MG) at the age of 2. It is an autoimmune, neuromuscular disorder. This means the body is attacking itself. The exact science behind this disease is a little complicated but it has to do with the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and its receptors being blocked or damaged. If you want to …

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My Experience with Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Medications

*I am working with BetterHelp to bring you this post* Disclaimer: Please see your psychiatrist or doctor to change/start any medications. Also the medications that haven't worked for me may work for you and the medications that have worked for me may not for you. Each person will have different experiences with medications. I first …

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How Being in Counseling has Helped my Relationships

*I am working with BetterHelp to bring you this post.* Relationships can sometimes be a bit tricky to navigate especially when you are dealing with mental health troubles. Counseling has helped me manage those tricky times and gave me some skills to maintain healthy relationships. Family I am happy to say that I have a …

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The Difference Between Bipolar 1 and 2

Bipolar disorder is categorized as a major mood disorder. It involves extreme highs and lows. In this major mood disorder category there is Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2, and Cyclothimia. Bipolar 1 Bipolar 1 involves full-blown manic episodes. Mania can include irritable or elated mood, spending more money than usual, hypersexualization, and impulsive behaviors. Bipolar 1 …

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