When Everything is Too Slow or Too Fast

Time likely seems strange to everyone these days, courtesy of the Coronavirus. However, time playing tricks on me, or more accurately mental illness playing tricks with time, is nothing new to me. So often, it will seem like I have all the time in the world, so my mental illness lies to me and tells […]

Recovery

Let’s face it, the last few weeks have been tough on so many of us. So I think we could all use some positivity wherever and whenever we can get, which is why today I want to talk about recovery. As an initial thought, I want to point out that recovery from mental illness does […]

Looking Back and Learning For the Future

Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking about where I want to take this blog moving forward. Part of that process has involved looking back on past posts. And in so doing, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve never been good at keeping a personal journal. I have tried many times but never stick with […]

In The Shadow of The Darkness

I am fortunate. I am fortunate because I have a support system, and a therapist, and access to medication. It is still far more of a challenge than it should be, with plenty of headaches along the way, but nevertheless, I consider myself lucky and I hope that I can spread some of that luck […]

Medication Monday: Trintellix

Another week is rolling in and that means another Medication Monday coming your way. This week we are talking about the antidepressant Trintellix (Vortioxetine). Trintellix belongs to the class of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), and like other SSRIs acts by restoring neurochemical balance in the brain. Also like other SSRIs, it […]

Holiday Recovery

Christmas is now behind us, Hanukkah is moving along, Kwanzaa is just starting, and many of the other year-end traditions are in various stages of completion. Family have come and gone, or maybe the celebrations were a little more low key. Maybe there were friends or feasts, maybe there wasn’t. Maybe you found yourself wishing […]