My anxiety makes me feel really stupid, when I'm not

For those with Generalized Anxiety Disorder or Panic Disorder or both (lucky me!), when your anxiety is high or you're in the midst of a...

The vicious cycle of chronic pain and depression

There's a quote in the book "Turtles All the Way Down" by John Green that really stuck with me, years after I read it.  “We...

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex: 'I just didn't want to be alive anymore'

It's easy to judge others when we really have no clue what's going on in their lives. And, when you hear about someone who has consi...

Anxiety and bad dreams: An unpleasant cycle

Last night, I had a vivid dream that a rabid ferret with blood on its face was trying to squeeze through my patio fence to attack me. Even a...

My motto of 2021: It's okay not to be okay

One of my favorite sayings is, "It's okay not to be okay."  This also happens to be a South Korean television show and the tit...

Does alcohol affect people with a mental illness differently?

Last weekend, I had what could be considered my last hoorah as we descend into the next wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we indefinitely l...

How social media can be bad for our mental health

You're feeling particularly fabulous and decide to take a selfie. The post only gets a couple likes, while your friend's picture get...

This year sucks: It's okay to talk about it

My New Year's resolution was to write a blog post once a week. January, I was going strong; February and March I did okay. But when the ...

To anyone whose mental health is affected by the 2020 elections, I understand

Has the entire year of 2020 — the COVID-19 pandemic, the racial injustice and now the upcoming election — caused you to feel like your menta...

What to do if you're scared of having a child because of your mental illness

When many people imagine their futures, "having a baby" is one of the top things on their lists of what they want to do in life. B...

Recent study shows that Botox injections may reduce depression

Samantha Jones from Sex and the City has said, "You know me, I don't really believe in marriage; now Botox on the other hand, t...

Disparities in mental health care for minority groups

I've talked with multiple counselors throughout my life. And, to be honest, unpacking my problems and my secrets to a stranger has bee...

Checking in on your mental health during month 4 of COVID-19

Last week, I had a sore throat. And, in this world of COVID-19, this mild sore throat lead to a 24-hour anxiety attack. I started sw...