Medication Monday: Effexor

It is a new year and time for a new installment of Medication Mondays, the series that offers a brief, informative introduction to mental health medications, with the hope of educating and reducing the stigma surrounding the use of mental health medication. As I say every week, this series is not meant as a substitute […]

Family and Mental Health

This past holiday season I had lots of time with family. And while there were times that the noise and festive gatherings were a bit much for my social anxiety, it truly was a blessing. It was a blessing because family are terrific at challenging the lies of mental illness that tell you that you […]

Weighted Winnings and Meditation Misgivings 

Some mixed successes thus far with some of my recent mental health goals. These goals, by the way, go back before New Year’s Day, so they aren’t resolutions, just management tools that I want to be better with.  The first goal is sleep, and here I got an awesome win with a weighted blanket that […]

A New Start

Okay, so the title might be a little corny given that this is the first post of 2020, but it works for me. The New Year brings not only a new calendar on the wall but new challenges for me. Yesterday was my last day at my old job, courtesy of a contract that the […]

Medication Monday: A Year in Review

It is the final Monday of 2019, which means it is time for the final Medication Monday of 2019. And while it might seem silly to do a year in review for something that only started several months ago, that is exactly what I am going to do. Even though I don’t have a full […]

My Mental Health Year In Review

Today is the first of three year-in-reviews that I’m going to be doing. Today’s post reflects on my mental health journey over the last year. Monday’s post will be a look back at the Medication Monday series. Finally, Tuesday will be a year-in-review of the blog as a whole.  So how was my mental health […]